Poinsett Bridge. The oldest intact bridge (1820) in S.C. once served as an important link in State Road, which connected Charleston with the mountain communities in North Carolina. The bridge is named for Joel R. Poinsett. 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.
This rare surviving example of a 16th century bridge is found at Tintern in Co. Wexford, Ireland. Situated just a short distance from the impressive ruins of Tintern Abbey, Founded in the 13th century.