Poinset Bridge

Poinsett Bridge is the oldest standing bridge in South Carolina, having been erected in 1820 by the state Board of Public Works under the direction of Joel R. Poinsett. This is the same Poinsett who is responsible for introducing the poinsetta to the United States. Poinsett Bridge is a stone arch bridge, relying on the structural integrity of striking Gothic arch to cross Little Gap Creek. This arch itself is but a small portion of the bridge, which is mostly stacked stone. It originally served as a gateway from Columbia to Saluda but is now only open to pedestrians. Poinsett Bridge is located off of US 25 just north of Greenville.

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