After all the photos I took, I've tried to arrange them in some order based on various topics I found interesting.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Old men ought to be explorers Here and there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion
Overview of the mainspan and approaches
Keeping it steady from the July 17, 2004 Post and Courier. A very good story with a great illustration of the anchorage strategy to protect the integrity of the new Cooper River Bridge during episodes of high winds. (I have been unable to locate the newspaper illustration on the Post & Courier web site - any help out there?).
Here are views of the west and east platform hurricane cables and ties
Here is a closer view of the river hurricane anchorage columns (left) and the platform attachment (right)
Here are views of the west and east approach piers
Here are views of the west and east platform approaches>
Steel beam placement: approach (left) and platform (right)
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C. Frank Starmer