Remembering the Bridge Opening

Charleston is a city rich in history and culture. So many exciting things happen over the years and sometimes it is just fun to look back and remember, or for some, experience for the first time something you may have missed but wished you hadn't.

I remember speaking with a friend who was a part of documenting the process of the construction of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. It is hard to really understand the scale and fathom all the minute details and pieces that had to come together which is partly why it was featured on the TV show Extreme Engineering.

Many locals as well as visitors from all over the states as well as internationally had their reasons for celebrating the opening of the bridge. In fact for a week there were numerous celebrations which included a bridge walk and an incredible fireworks display. July 16, 2005 marked the opening of the bridge which actually happened one year ahead of schedule.

The construction of this bridge was an incredible undertaking and was well deserving of this beautiful fireworks display. If you missed it, here is a segment from the College of Charleston youtube channel for you to enjoy!

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