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The northwest corner of SC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is rich in nature and history. Explore lakes, quaint towns, battlefields and more.

 

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Poinsett Bridge

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Poinsett Bridge

The oldest bridge in SC, Poinsett Bridge

Callahan Mountain Rd
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Phone: (803) 734-3893

It is one of the most significant historic structures in South Carolina.  The bridge has been granted Heritage Trust Preserve status.

From U.S. Hwy. 25 N., 2 miles northwest of S.C. Hwy. 11, turn onto Old U.S. Hwy. 25. Travel 3.2 miles and turn right onto Callahan Mountain Road. Travel 2.2 miles and bridge is on left.

The bridge is named for Joel R. Poinsett, director of the S.C. Board of Public Works during the design of the road. Poinsett gained greater fame for introducing the poinsettia to the United States. The graceful 14-foot Gothic arch stone bridge spans the Little Gap Creek.