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Encyclopedia > John P. Grace Memorial Bridge

The Grace Memorial Bridge was a cantilever bridge that crossed the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. It opened on August 8, 1929. The Silas N. Pearman Memorial Bridge was opened beside it in 1966 to relieve traffic. It was replaced by the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge in 2005. A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end. ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... The Cooper River is a river in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1760-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N  - Longitude 78°030... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Silas N. Pearman Memorial Bridge was a cantilever bridge that crossed the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Cooper River Bridges entering Charleston, South Carolina. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The bridge was owned by Cooper River Bridge, Inc., a private company. President of the company was John P. Grace, former mayor of Charleston. The bridge was designed by Shortridge Hardesty and was built by a consortium of four engineering and construction firms. Construction lasted seventeen months, and the final cost of the bridge was six million dollars, to be financed by a 50-cent toll The word toll has several meanings. ...


 
 

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