National Steel Bridge Alliance

Cooper River Bridge

Prize Bridge Information

  • Year Awarded: 2005
  • Year Completed: 2005
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Award Class: Special Purpose
  • Designer/EOR: Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
  • Fabricator: High Steel Structures, Inc., Carolina Steel Corporation
  • Owner: South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • General Contractor: Palmetto Bridge Constructors
  • Detailer: Tensor Engineering, Carolina Steel Corporation

Structure Information

  • Structure Type: Cable Strayed
  • Coating System: Paint
  • Span Length (ft): 1546/6441/7439
  • Structure Length (ft): 15426
  • Average Deck Width (ft): 141/141/38
  • Steel Weight/Deck Area (lb/ft²): 42.4/46.4/60.7
  • Amount of Steel (tons): 38599
  • Cost: $530 million