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Poinsett Bridge, SC Route 42, 2 miles Northwest of Route 11, 2.5 miles East of SC Route 25, Tigerville, Greenville, SC

Poinsett Bridge, SC Route 42, 2 miles Northwest of Route 11, 2.5 miles East of SC Route 25, Tigerville, Greenville, SC

 
 
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Significance: The bridge was completed in 1820 by the South Carolina Board of Public Works as part of the old state road, laid out by Joel Poinsett from 1817-1819 while he was director of public works, which ran from Charleston, SC to Greenville, SC and from Greenville, SC to Asheville, NC. It is built of stone, quarried and fitted together without mortar. This was unusual for bridge construction in South Carolina and represents a significant technological and engineering achievement in such a remote part of the upcountry in the early 19th century. The peak of the Gothic arch is almost fourteen feet high.
Survey number: HAER SC-14
Building/structure dates: 1820 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000590

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Poinsett, Joel
South Carolina Board of Public Works
Cary, Brian, transmitter
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greenville35.06998, -82.36904
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