Poinsett Bridge

This nearly 200-year-old Gothic arch spans Callahan Branch on County Road 42 about 25 miles north of Greenville.

Acadia and I visited Poinsett Bridge yesterday, purportedly the oldest bridge in continuous use in South Carolina. Located about 25 miles north of city center on a heavily wooded stretch of County Road 42, the bridge was built in 1820 at the direction of Greenville founding father Joel Poinsett.

I’d street-viewed the bridge before driving up and went there intending to read for a few hours beside the stream that flows under it – Callahan Branch, it’s called – but Acadia voted that shit down.

We came home early.

Cool bridge, though.