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Ever since the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge opened in 2005 with bicycle and pedestrian lanes, the heavy use of the gateway span has been an eye-opener. On any given day, hundreds of people can be seen on foot or bike, making their way between Mount Pleasant and the peninsula.
Secession, slavery, states’ rights. Flag controversies, reenactments, monuments. The Civil War conjures ghosts and shadows. Hunleys and heroes, and conflict still here, where the first shots were fired 150 years ago.