James B. Edwards Bridge
|Wando River Bridge|
James B. Edwards Bridge as seen from the Arthur Ravenel Bridge
|Official name||James B. Edwards Bridge|
|Locale||Charleston - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina|
|Maintained by||South Carolina Department of Transportation|
|Total length||7,900 feet|
|Width||Twin 44-foot (13 m) wide bridges|
The James B. Edwards Bridge is a pair of pre-cast concrete box girder bridges that span the Wando River between Mount Pleasant and Daniel Island. It was built in 1989 by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
The bridge was constructed of pre-cast concrete segments using top-down construction. Segments were transported along already completed spans and put in place from above. This construction method was selected to reduce construction impacts on the marsh areas along the banks of the Wando River.
- Kohls, Amy R. and D. Brice Urquhart, Design Challenges and Construction Benefits of Precast Segmental Rail Bridges, Accessed April 20, 2007.