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Poinsett Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #126122

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built by Joel Poinsett (the man who introduced America to the Poinsettia Christmas flower) as part of the Greenville to Asheville Road.

Facts 

Overview
Gothic stone arch bridge over Little Gap Creek near Tigerville
Location
Greenville County, South Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Part of a trail within the nature preserve.
History
Built 1820 by Joel Poinsett
Builder
- Joel Poinsett
Design
Gothic Stone Arch
Dimensions
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 22, 1970
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.12939, -82.38428   (decimal degrees)
35°07'46" N, 82°23'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/373877/3888269 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zirconia
Inventory numbers
NRHP 70000590 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37636 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2017: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • September 20, 2013: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • September 8, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller
  • January 16, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds length
  • March 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • October 15, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER SC-14 - Poinsett Bridge, SC Route 42, 2 miles Northwest of Route 11, 2.5 mi, Tigerville vicinity, Greenville County, SC
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Poinsett Bridge
Posted March 31, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

A little write-up on the bridge's haunting with a nice picture:

http://ghostsnghouls.com/2015/03/30/poinsett-bridge-haunted/