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Welcome to Dale Powell Photography A Published Landscape Photographer based in Charleston SC My Images have appeared in USA Today, Charleston Post and Courier, Mount Pleasant Waterworks 2018 & 2019 Calendars, 2019 Glock Calendar, America's Civil War Magazine, and Island Magazine My passion for photography started from the moment that I picked up a camera as a child.   A camera would forever be more than a tool, it would allow me to capture and share beauty, wonderment, awe, and moments in time.   For Personal Request please contact me at 843-971-9400 FINE ART AMERICA WATERMARKS WILL NOT APPEAR ON PURCHASED...more
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The eight lane bridge satisfied the capacity of U.S. Route 17 when it opened in 2005 to replace two obsolete cantilever truss bridges. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet (471 m), the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. It was built using the design-build method and was designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff. History The first bridge to cross the lower Cooper River opened in 1929, eventually named the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge for former Charleston mayor John P. Grace, who spearheaded the project. The main span of the double cantilever truss bridge was the fifth longest in the world at 1,050 feet (320 m) and soared 150 feet (46 m) above the river. The main span of the second cantilever was the twelfth-longest in the world. The total length of the structure was about 2.7 miles (4.3 km). Following a 17-month construction at a cost of $6 million, it opened with a 3-day celebration that attracted visitors from around the globe. Engineers and critics proclaimed colorful descriptions of the unique structure, deeming it "the first roller-coaster bridge" and citing that "steep approaches, stupendous height, extremely narrow width, and a sharp curve at the dip conspire to excite and alarm the motorist." Privately owned originally, a $1.00 toll was charged for car and driver to cross. In 1943 the state of South Carolina purchased the bridge, and the tolls were lifted in 1946. By the 1960s the Grace Memorial Bridge had become insufficient, with its two narrow 10-foot (3 m) lanes built for Ford Model As and its steep grades of up to 6 percent. Later changes to the side rail and curb reduced the lane width further.[citation needed] A new bridge was constructed alongside and parallel to it. Named for the then-South Carolina Highway Commissioner, the Silas N. Pearman Bridge opened in 1966 at cost of $15 million. Its three lanes, at a modern 12-foot (3.7 m) width, opened to northbound traffic while its older counterpart carried the southbound traffic into downtown Charleston. One lane was reversible on the Pearman bridge, which led to signs warning "Use lanes with green arrow" and "Do not use red X lane" on the bridge. The two truss bridges had become functionally obsolete by 1979. Extensive metal deterioration caused by the lack of maintenance shortly after Grace Bridge's tolls were removed limited the capacity of the older Grace bridge to ten ton vehicles (later five tons), and the reversible lane on the Pearman was eliminated (it had been able to switch to three lanes northbound for rush hour traffic), making that lane southbound permanently, diverting all heavy trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles to that lane on the Pearman bridge. Neither of the bridges had emergency lanes, and the Pearman bridge had no median between the northbound and southbound lanes because of its reversible lane, and it was not until 2002 when flexible barriers were added to the Pearman bridge to prevent head-on collisions. Furthermore, the vertical clearance above the river – once among the highest in the world – could no longer accommodate modern shipping vessels. Three of Charleston’s four shipping terminals are situated up the Cooper and Wando Rivers, and the limited bridge clearance excluded the access of ships that would otherwise be beneficial to the economy of South Carolina. Now that the old bridges are disassembled, the world’s largest modern container ships are able to access all terminals of the nation's fourth-largest container port.

Dale Powell - Marsh Bridge View
 

Marsh Bridge View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Saliboat Towers
 

Saliboat Towers by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - White Diamonds
 

White Diamonds by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Old Glory Sunset Diamonds
 

Old Glory Sunset Diamonds by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Old Glory Sunset
 

Old Glory Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Shem Creek Sunset
 

Shem Creek Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Race the Wind
 

Race the Wind by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sailing in Charleston
 

Sailing in Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Set Sail
 

Set Sail by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Bridge 3
 

Bridge 3 by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Shem Creek Salt Marsh
 

Shem Creek Salt Marsh by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Shem Creek at Twilight
 

Shem Creek at Twilight by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Lowcountry Ghost
 

Lowcountry Ghost by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Southern Marsh Charm
 

Southern Marsh Charm by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Great Day Sailing
 

Great Day Sailing by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - A View to the Bridge
 

A View to the Bridge by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Through the Up Rights
 

Through the Up Rights by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - South Carolina Unity
 

South Carolina Unity by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Unity Chain
 

Unity Chain by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge V
 

Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge V by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Pray for Charleston
 

Pray for Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Charleston Strong
 

Charleston Strong by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Perfect Unity
 

Perfect Unity by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Water and Metal
 

Water and Metal by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Bridge Run
 

Bridge Run by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Old and New Bridges
 

Old and New Bridges by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Velvet to the Horizon
 

Velvet to the Horizon by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Expansive Estuarine
 

Expansive Estuarine by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Coastal Water of Charleston
 

Coastal Water of Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sleepy Southern Town of Charleston
 

Sleepy Southern Town of Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sun Kissed Charleston Sunset
 

Sun Kissed Charleston Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Why Live Anywhere Else
 

Why Live Anywhere Else by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Summer Night in Charleston
 

Summer Night in Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Patriots Point Maritime Sunset
 

Patriots Point Maritime Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Charleston White Diamonds
 

Charleston White Diamonds by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sailing Charleston
 

Sailing Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Race Day
 

Race Day by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Bridge Columns by the Sea
 

Bridge Columns by the Sea by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Salt Water Days in Charleston
 

Salt Water Days in Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Winter Morning Lowcountry Fog
 

Winter Morning Lowcountry Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Palmetto State Fog
 

Palmetto State Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Dixie Land Fog
 

Dixie Land Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Southern Fog
 

Southern Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Southern Living Fog
 

Southern Living Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Old South Fog
 

Old South Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Salty Iron Fog
 

Salty Iron Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Vertical Tower Fog
 

Vertical Tower Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ghost Fog
 

Ghost Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Shore Line Fog
 

Shore Line Fog by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Mermaid Fog
 

Mermaid Fog by Dale Powell

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