Aerial view of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in Charleston
, South Carolina
. 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 -- the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. It was designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2017.