Cooper River Bridge

Cooper River Bridge Charleston South Carolina


Stock #: 125468
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Charleston
State: South Carolina (SC)
County: Berkeley,Charleston
Publisher: Middleton Advertising Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Often referred to as a "Giant's Roller Coaster". Actually this montrous structure is a masterpiece of modern engineering. Designed by Waddell & Hardesty of New York as a double Cantilever bridge over two separate bodies of water, Town Creek and the Cooper River. Construction began June 1927 and completed August 1929. Built by private capital at a cost of over 6,000,000.00 and bought by S.C. State Highway Dept. in 1946. Total length is over two miles; longest span is 1,050 feet; highest is more than 150 feet above the Cooper River.