Bridges of Greenville County

While driving to Greenville, South Carolina we always notice a little sign on the road pointing out the direction to a covered bridge. Today we decided to follow that sign to see where it lead us. After a few miles, we were at a small park and Campbell's Covered Bridge.

Campbell's Covered Bridge

Built in 1909, Campbell's Covered Bridge is the last remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. It's not much to look at but still a nice place to visit if you like bridges. The park is pleasant as well.

Campbell's Covered Bridge

Campbell's Covered Bridge

On our way out of the park, we noticed a placard giving directions to another bridge. Poinsett Bridge is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in the state of South Carolina. Built in 1820, it was named after Joel Poinsett who was the director of the South Carolina Board of Public Works at the time. Trivia fact: Joel Poinsett, amateur botanist, brought a flower back from Mexico that would soon be named a "poinsettia".  The bridge is located within a 120-acre Heritage Trust Preserve.

Poinsett Bridge

Poinsett Bridge

Poinsett Bridge



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