15 July 2005
North America's longest cable-stayed bridge is set to open following a week of celebrations. The Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge in South Carolina will be dedicated at a public ceremony tomorrow before being opened to traffic. The US$632 million bridge has a distinctive diamond-shaped pair of 174.5m-high concrete towers, with a 471m main span. The design and build joint venture was Palmetto Bridge Constructors, made up of Tidewater Skanska and Flatiron Constructors, with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas providing design services.