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Encyclopedia > Cooper River (South Carolina)

The Cooper River is a river in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Several major cities are located along the river, including Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Short and wide, the Wando River joins the Cooper, then it flows south and unites with the Ashley River in the estuary forming Charleston Harbor. The Cooper River is connected to the Santee River by an 18th century canal. The Murray River in Australia. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... Charleston, South Carolinas oldest city Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Founded 1670 Incorporated County Berkeley and Charleston Counties Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ... Mount Pleasant is a town located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... The Ashley River is a river in South Carolina which meets with the Cooper River in Charleston before discharging into the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Santee River is a river in South Carolina in the United States, approximately 143 mi (230 km long). ...


Several bridges span the Cooper River, including the Silas N. Pearman Bridge, the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge, and the recently completed Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. The new bridge is higher than the old ones, to accommodate larger modern ships coming into the Port of Charleston. The older two bridges are scheduled for demolition in the near future. A log bridge A bridge is a structure built to span a gorge, valley, road, railroad track, river, body of water, or any other physical obstacle. ... The Grace Memorial Bridge was a bridge that crossed the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Cooper River Bridges entering Charleston, South Carolina. ...


In service since August 8, 1929, the Grace Memorial Bridge is the oldest of the three. Named for the commissioner who inspired the state's highway system and parallel to the Grace Memorial Bridge, the Pearman Bridge opened on April 29, 1966. The Arthur Ravenel Bridge (or New Cooper Bridge), which is higher than the two older bridges, opened to traffic on July 16, 2005.


A very popular 10k run occurs each spring, the Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk.


Daniel Island and Drum Island are located in the river. Cargo terminals, a paper mill, and the former Charleston Navy Base line its shores. The Patriot's Point naval & maritime museum sits at the mouth of the river. Berthed at Patriot's Point are four museum ships, most notably the USS Yorktown, a World War II aircraft carrier. Daniel Island is a planned residential and commercial area situated between the Cooper and Wando Rivers located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina and is the home to Bishop England High School, which relocated from downtown when the island was developed. ... Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located in Mount Pleasant, SC at the mouth of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston, SC. It is home to four museum ships: USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier USCGC Ingham, a Coast Guard cutter USS Laffey, a destroyer USS... A museum ship, or sometimes memorial ship, is an old ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public. ... USS Yorktown (CV/CVS-10) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, now a museum ship in South Carolina. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft—in effect acting as a sea-going airbase. ...


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