Adventures on the Icy Ravenel Bridge

During the “snow-mageddon” that was Winter Storm Leon this week, pretty much all of Charleston shut down. Overnight Tuesday the city was blasted with ice and some snow. The Ravenel Bridge was shut down to cars beginning Tuesday night all the way through late Thursday. When I awoke on Wednesday morning, it was a rare scene here with ice covering every surface and plant, and a light dusting on the grounds.

Luckily for Jason and me, we live less than a minute off of the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. We woke up early on Wednesday and thought we could get a better view of the snow and ice from the top of the bridge. Our walk from our apartment to the bridge itself was a little eerie, we did not see one car or any other people. Once we got on the bridge we noticed footprints off of the pedestrian path and in the middle of the streets. Since it was closed off to cars, we figured, why not?

We got lots of wonderful photos. We bumped into a few other people that had the same idea. Unfortunately, shortly after we got back home someone slipped and fell while walking the bridge and it was closed off to everyone. So happy we had the chance to be there for this once in a lifetime opportunity to stroll along the Ravenel Bridge with no cars and no people!

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