Charleston-area residents are used to the Gateway to Suburbia being closed every once and a while, so nobody was too surprised that the Ravenel Bridge closed early on in the first round of winter weather earlier this year. But then a day passed ... then another ... then another. That's when a project from local web developer Sean McCambridge came in handy. IsTheCooperRiverBridgeClosed.com
quickly became the go-to for stranded commuters, who kept their fingers on their refresh buttons and their fists clinched in frustration.