Campbell's Covered Bridge

by - Monday, September 15, 2014

And we're back! After a couple of crazy weeks including moving across four states(with the truck breaking down and everything), moving into a new(very old) house that needed a ton of work, and starting a new job(Jen), we are finally feeling somewhat settled here. With that said we decided that this past weekend we needed to get out of the house for some fun. Our original plans were to go kayaking but that was squashed as the weather was storming on Saturday and the temperature did not reach 65 degrees on Sunday. We decided instead to do a little exploring just a few miles up the road...

Campbell's Covered Bridge is the last remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. It is owned by Greenville County, which closed it to motorized traffic in the early 1980s. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 2009.   Constructed in 1909, the 38 foot long, 12 foot wide pine structure that spans Beaverdam Creek was built by Charles Irwin Willis. Locals believe that the bridge was named for Lafayette Campbell, who at the time of the bridge’s construction owned 194 acres in the immediate area. It is only 15 miles from our current home which makes for a nice little Sunday ride. We decided to stop here on our way to Tryon, NC, to eat dinner, as it is very accessible from the highway and free to enter (a major plus). Greenville Rec has transformed it into what they call a passive park. There are nice picnic tables and even a short hiking trail. The park is very well maintained and worth a visit! We plan to make another trip out there when the leaves turn!

We hit up a few other places on this Sunday drive which we'll be sharing soon!

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