The Poinsett Bridge in upstate South Carolina marked the gateway to the mountains as the State Road of South Carolina began the climb up Saluda Mountain towards Asheville, North Carolina. Built in 1820, it is the oldest existing bridge in the state of South Carolina and is believed to have been designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument.
|The drive down Saluda Mountain|
|A glimpse of the bridge through the trees|
|Poinsett Bridge's gothic arch|
|Under the bridge|
|Male off spring relaxes on the bridge|
|Looking down from the bridge|