Design as a cable-stayed bridge, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge utilizes two 175 m high piers at a distance of 472 m from each other, taking the load of the cable stay construction. The bridge which connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant over the Cooper River was steadily constructed in regular weekly cycles using the PERI ACS self-climbing system, lifting four working levels together with the formwork without the use of a crane. Also, VARIO girder wall formwork was used during the 4-year construction project, which resulted in a carriageway height of 61 m and 4 km length.
Tidewater/Skanska USA Inc. and
HBG Constructors Inc./Flatiron Structures Company
Early experiences and the excellent working relationship with the PERI engineers made it an easy decision when it came to our choice of formwork supplier. With the PERI solution we have a formwork system on the site that enables us to work quickly and at a high quality.