2013 Cooper River Bridge Run design winner announced

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The 2013 Cooper River Bridge Run design winner was announced Thursday.

Mayela Lopez was chosen as the winner. Lopez is a professional artist and graphic designer whose work is heavily influenced by culture and colors of the Southwest - Lopez is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Her inspiration for the design came from the graphic elements and bold presence of the Arthur J. Ravenel Bridge against the Charleston skyline.

Lopez is a full-time graphic designer and marketing coordinator for KLNB Retail, a regional commercial real estate company.