Sometimes it’s not the water

We find ourselves drawn to water wherever we travel in the US. Both oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, and countless other large and small lakes and rivers.

But in this instance, we were more intrigued by the bridge over the river.

Poinsett Bridge is the oldest intact bridge in South Carolina and perhaps in the entire southeastern United States. Built in 1820, it was named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, director of the state Board of Public Works during the design of the road over the bridge. Poinsett gained greater fame for introducing the poinsettia to the United States.

But wait, there’s more. The bridge is believed to have been designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument! The stream is nice, too….

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