Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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June 1, 2006 Aerial photos from SCDOT

The changing view of the Cooper River:
To the left of the Ravenel (right to left) are Pearman piers C-1, C-2 and C-3 and the base of C-4. To the right of the Pearman piers are Grace piers P-5 base, P-6 with the interior unbuilt, Timmy whacking away at P-7. Between P-7 and C-2 is probably Manny, fishing for Pearman cantilever fragments (seen in the water between P-1 and P-2). Then P-8 on one side of the ship channel, P-9 on the other side of the channel, P-10 with its unbuilt interior and the P-11 base. Then P-12 with Mickey's team drilling.

Looking from Mt. Pleasant

The cantilever sections at the Sea Breeze Marina

Looking from Meeting St to East Bay and over the port. What a difference a year makes

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