I have been looking forward to visiting this bridge for years. I tried to stop by on a fall day a couple of years ago but the place was so full I could not find a parking space. I was passing by on Thursday 11/11/2021 and had to pull in. It was a rainy fall weekday so the site was almost deserted much to my photographer delight. The good news is that it was fall so the foliage was beautiful The bad news is that it was raining as you can tell in some of the photos but that did not deter me. I was so excited to finally see the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina.
Built in 1909 by Charles Irwin Willis on land that used to be owned by Alexander Lafayette Campbell, Campbell covered bridge was restored in 1964, and again in 1990. It closed for vehicle traffic in 1984. It runs across Beaverdam Creek in Landrum, SC. It is 38 foot long and 12 foot wide. According to signage at the bridge site, Ms. Stella Atkins bought the bridge and the land around it hoping to preserve it. She entrusted her daughter Stella Pittman to make it happen. Ms. Pittman worked with Greenville county to honor her mother’s wishes. Greenville County Recreation District purchased the bridge in 2008 to preserve it as a historic landmark for future generations. It is a popular photography site in South Carolina.
References Greenville County Recreation Site, Information boards on site