Plan for old Charleston bridge pier being announced

Plan for old Charleston bridge pier being announced
The Ravenel Bridge will close to all traffic at 7 a.m. Saturday ahead of the 41st Annual Cooper River Bridge Run. (Source: Live 5)

(AP/WCSC) - It has been a decade since the eight-lane Ravenel Bridge across the Cooper River in Charleston opened to traffic.

And when the bridge was built, a pier from the old twin spans that once crossed the river was left standing as a reminder of the old bridges.

Ten years later, Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. is announcing a plan for the pier on. The city said in a release that the concept was developed by a local resident who is an interior designer.

The concept will be presented in the Cedar Room of the Cigar Factory on East Bay Monday at 10 a.m.

The pier is located near one of the entrance ramps to the new bridge.

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