A Sandlapper's Journal

An upward view of one tower of the Ravenel Bridge with lights shining on the tower and cables against a dark blue sky.

The Bridges of Charleston County

Charleston’s bridges: connecting the city and its islands with history and architecture. Discover the stories behind the Ravenel Bridge, the Legare Bridge, the Ben Sawyer Bridge, and more. Enjoy the views they offer of the city, the harbor, and the creeks and waterways.

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An artist rendering of the proposed Lowcountry Lowline, showing a paved path beneath a freeway overpass bordered by plantings and lights, with a man on a bicycle with a dog

The Lowcountry Lowline

A transformative project through the center of the peninsula of Downtown Charleston is in the works – a linear park reconnecting neighborhoods, existing infrastructure, and the natural beauty of Charleston.

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Rethinking Coleman Boulevard

Coleman Boulevard is the main street of Mount Pleasant, SC. It evolved from a colonial road to a suburban highway, and then to a more urban and attractive corridor. Through a long history of construction and expansion, the urbanization of Coleman Boulevard faces challenges and controversies from different groups of residents and business owners.

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Designing the Upper Peninsula

Charleston’s intentions for The Upper Peninsula Initiative are to direct population growth towards the city center in an effort to mitigate sprawl. Of the eight strategies

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Huger Street Streetscaping Arial View

Rethinking Huger Street

Marking the boundary between historic Charleston and the Upper Peninsula district, Huger Street has served as a secondary roadway connecting Morrison Drive, Meeting Street, King Street,

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