Poinsett Bridge

by - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last Sunday we had the pleasure of exploring northern Greenville county and the Poinsett Bridge. If you're ever up Highway 11 you should check out this gem of the upstate. It is free to visit and is just beautiful. Poinsett Bridge was built in 1820 as part of a road from Columbia, South Carolina to Saluda Mountain and is one of the oldest extant bridges in South Carolina. The bridge includes a 14-foot Gothic arch and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek. Though no longer in use, the stone bridge remains largely intact. The bridge is part of the 120-acre  Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

The area around the bridge is so serene and you can just visit for a few minutes as there isn't too much there to see or you can sit on a rock and observe the wildlife for as long as your heart desires. There is great parking and the bridge is extremely easy to access. It really is a beautiful setting in a lush forest that is quite peaceful. Check it out if you're in the area. 

We are enjoying exploring very much! There is so much to see and do here and we cannot wait to tap into everything we have available to us here!

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