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Poinsett Bridge, SC Route 42, 2 miles Northwest of Route 11, 2.5 mi, Tigerville, Greenville County, SC



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Location
2.5 mi, Tigerville vicinity, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER SC-14
Building/structure dates: 1820 initial construction
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.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Stone Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Poinsett, Joel
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Shaw, H. Thomas, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE ROADWAY, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE ROADWAY, LOOKING NORTH
3. RAODWAY, LOOKING NORTH
4. DETAIL, EAST WALL
5. DETAIL, EAST WALL, WITH SCALE
6. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
8. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, WITH MEASURE
9. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
10. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST, WITH TOM SHAW, SC DEPT ARCHIVES & HISTORY
11. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
12. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
13. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST, CLOSER VIEW
14. WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST, CLOSER VIEW, WITH MEASURE
15. WEST SIDE, POINTED ARCH
16. WEST SIDE, POINTED ARCH, CLOSER VIEW
17. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE
18. VIEW THROUGH ARCH, LOOKING WEST


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