Poinsett Bridge

We stopped by the oldest bridge in South Carolina on August 5th after hiking the nearby Chestnut Heritage preserve. It was built in 1820 and named after the US ambassador to Mexico Joel Poinsett. The bridge was in the road that connected Columbia to the North Carolina mountains. It is 130 feet long and includes a 14-foot Gothic arch. Not much of a hike around it, it’s a sightseeing historical stop. Several people were splashing in the creek on this warm summer day.

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