Silas N. Pearman Bridge


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New Cooper River Bridge
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Pearman Bridge is on the right and the Grace Memorial Bridge is on the left
Coordinates32°48′6.59″N 79°55′52.43″W / 32.8018306°N 79.9312306°W / 32.8018306; -79.9312306Coordinates: 32°48′6.59″N 79°55′52.43″W / 32.8018306°N 79.9312306°W / 32.8018306; -79.9312306
Carries US 17
CrossesCooper River and Town Creek
LocaleCharleston, SC
Official nameSilas N. Pearman Bridge
Maintained bySCDOT
DesignCantilever truss with suspended center span
Width40 ft (12 m)
Height250 ft (76 m)
Longest span760 ft (232 m)
Clearance below155 ft (47 m)
Construction end1966
OpenedApril 29, 1966
ClosedJuly 16, 2005

The Silas N. Pearman Bridge, known locally as the New Cooper River Bridge from the opening date to the groundbreaking of its replacement, was a cantilever bridge that crossed the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It opened in 1966 to relieve traffic congestion on the companion John P. Grace Memorial Bridge. It was built by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and was designed by HNTB Corporation.

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