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“Visit a piece of history!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Poinsett Bridge

Poinsett Bridge
Little Gap Creek, Greenville, SC
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Ranked #14 of 74 things to do in Greenville
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Greenville, South Carolina
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Visit a piece of history!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

South Carolina's oldest bridge, named for the statesman Poinsett, also known for introducing the "poinsettia" plant to the US. It's a great little trip, the kids enjoyed the creek and the bridge, walking along the trails a bit.

Visited March 2014
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“Poinsett Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Very Beautiful Place. MUST VISIT. Lived here over 30 years this was my 1st visit. Will be going back. Regularly.

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Mauldin, SC
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“Great piece of history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If somebody were to build this bridge today, I would be impressed with the craftsmanship. This was built 200 YEARS AGO. I came here every year I went to Camp Old Indian (just up the road). The fact that it was built as part of a road to Asheville amazes me to this day. It is a nice little place for a picnic (bring bug spray), and you can fish on one of the branches of the Saluda River that are nearby. Just don't visit in the evening as it is supposedly haunted.

Visited June 2014
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Liberty, South Carolina
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“Great Piece of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It's a scenic ride through some lovely rural areas of Upstate SC and a fascinating piece of our history. The bridge is named for native South Carolinian Joel Poinsett, a member of the SC legislature and also the U.S. House of Representatives, and also the first U.S. Minister to Mexico. It was while he was in Mexico that he came across a beautiful flower known there as "Flor de Noche Buena," which means Christmas Eve flower. However, after Poinsett, an avid amateur botanist, sent samples of it home, it became widely known as the "poinsettias" that we know and love today at Christmas.

Visited July 2013
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Metairie, Louisiana
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“Amazing architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We crossed this bridge at least 15 times during our trip and was amazed each time. The architecture is amazing, the bridge blends in with the environment especially at night with it's soft lighting. A beautiful way to get a bird's eye view of the city

Visited March 2014
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