Poinsett Bridge
Poinsett Bridge
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mstngpony68
Rock Hill, SC112 contributions
Jul 2022
Drove 90 minutes hoping to visit another spot, and unfortunately it turned out to be on private land. Ended up here just by chance turning down a road. While there are signs directing you to area, the guardrail is really the only way of not driving by it. Parking area directly across from it. Beautiful historical stone bridge with marker, and quaint creek running beneath it. Took dozens of photos. A few people stopped and hiked on the nearby trails. Completely made up for earlier disappointment, and was so glad we made the daytrip.
Written July 11, 2022
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Polly313
Amelia Island, FL171 contributions
Sep 2020
Loved our drive out to Poinsett Bridge... outstanding old Gothic Style Bridge. Great history - built in 1820, and thought to be the oldest remaining bridge in South Carolina.

Kids were having a great time sliding down the waterfalls above and below the bridge...! Glad we visited...!
Written September 9, 2020
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Gunnar H
5 contributions
Nov 2019
Cool Heritage Spot = Literally! Beautiful Shady spot in the foothill near the Saluda Reservoir just off Route 11. I will be going back to hike up the trails nearby. Don't drive too fast on these winding roads, you'll miss the bridge, and the small pull out for parking. Nice old bridge that you can photo from many angles built in the early 1800's. I kind of wish they would restore the road bed on top of & preserve the bridge. [Hurry to go see this heritage before young Heathen Vandals destroy it and deface it! (true)].
Hopefully, the location has been corrected to N of the Travelers Rest Area (20 mi from Greenville).
Written January 8, 2020
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cruisingrightalong
Morristown, TN655 contributions
Apr 2021
You have to know the directions but a wonderful step in history. When you realize this was the main way for horse travel and carriage travel from Asheville, NC to Greenville, SC you can just imagine the trials and tribulations of travel in the "olden" days. Worth a visit especially for those that enjoy history.
Written April 28, 2021
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Joshua W
Columbia, SC1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
We made a last minute decision to come here after searching “things to do nearby,” and I am glad we did. It is free. The bridge is beautiful, and the creek is lovely. We saw salamanders and Crawdads. There were trails we did not use, but instead we just walked alongside the creek and enjoyed the natural environment.
Written October 3, 2022
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Wandering12013
Greenville, SC81 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
The bridge is where the biggest stream is in the area, so if you are hiking, this is the place to get wet. I walked the trails behind the bridge and got a good work out. It took about 4 hours and 4 miles to get to the end of the trail where there is a good view of the mountains. It was a well-earned view because the trail is fairly strenuous and my hip started hurting. The scout camp was deserted so I took the liberty of using the water, bathroom, and shower there. Which was great! I didn't have to wait to get back to base to drink some water. It's comforting to be out in nature this time of year as long as the horseflies aren't chasing me. I slapped my shirt over my head to get rid of them.
Written May 31, 2014
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Aaronious21
43 contributions
Mar 2013
Great bit of a gothic arch and fun stream to explore for all ages. If you love history it's very cool. Be aware there are some large snakes. We recently saw a 5 ft water moccasin coiled right next to the water and he wasn't too friendly. ..
Written August 24, 2013
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Serviceprof
Lexington, SC1,354 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is 200 year old structure that was initially part of roadway from Columbia to Saluda Area mountains. There is some info that supposes that the designer was Robert Mills who was architect for the Washington Monument. Although no longer in use this structure provides you with some important history of the area.
Written October 24, 2020
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Ann N
Simpsonville, SC18 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Poinsett Bridge lies on the northern portion of the "Old South Carolina State Trail" wagon trail from northern Greenville County, SC to Charleston, SC. The bridge was built by Joel Roberts Poinsett to span a difficult ford of Little Gap Creek in 1820. The trail itself dates back to 1747. Rice, indigo, and cotton plantation owners in the Low Country would pack up their household goods and house slaves and head for the cool breezes in the mountains of the Upstate during the South Carolina summers, then head back to the Low Country for the mild winters. Fountain Inn, on the lower end of Greenville County, was one of the wagon stops along the way, and was known for the Artesian spring next to the Inn that welcomed travelers.
Written June 5, 2019
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Texas005
Houston, TX63 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
It takes a long. sort of boring residential drive to get here. Once were were there, it was just so - so. If you are in the area, sure.....go see it. Just don't make a special trip.
Written October 7, 2014
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