Poinsett Bridge 1820
The Poinsett Bridge was built in 1820. It was then on the main road between Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC.
According to the Greenville County Park's website:
Constructed in 1820, it is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in the state. Named after Joel Poinsett, a prominent early resident of Greenville and a U.S. ambassador to Mexico, the bridge was part of the State Road that connected Charleston and Columbia with the North Carolina mountain communities into Tennessee. It is a 14 foot Gothic arch stone structure and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek. Historians believe that is was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument.
On a quiet day, it is a nice place to visit and admire the construction over 200 years later. The bridge is supposed to be haunted but I've only visited during the daytime, so I can't say I've seen the ghost yet.
The SCETV also has a piece about it on their "South of Spooky" series which you can find here.
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