The Ravenel (Cooper River) Bridge is a beautiful structure. Dominating the Lowcountry, it can be seen for miles in every direction. Harkening back to Charleston’s earliest days as an important trading port for the great sailing ships, the spans and cables of the bridge were designed to resemble the sails of those majestic ships.
With a special lane added for walkers, runners and bikers, it’s become a destination by itself, and not just an attractive way for moving cars between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. It’s certainly the largest “hill” in the area and offers spectacular views of Charleston Harbor, the Charleston peninsula, the various surrounding islands and the Atlantic Ocean.