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Historic Bridges of Green County

Historic Bridges of Green County

Historic Bridges of Green County

A unique activity that you can do when you live in apartments in Simpsonville, SC is to visit the county's historic bridges. They often make a great way to reconnect with history, and many offer fantastic selfie opportunities. 

Campbell's Covered Bridge

Located about 31 miles north of Garden District Apartment Homes is Campbell's Covered Bridge. Charles Willis built this covered bridge across Beaverdam Creek in 1909 after heavy rains destroyed the previous wooden bridge located here. The bridge was vital to the local economy because it turned a laborious all-day journey into an easy one-hour jaunt at a time. Builders named the bridge after Alexander Campbell who operated the nearby grist mill. 

Ballenger's Covered Bridge

Crossing the Middle Tyger River, the Ballenger Covered Bridge is a feature at the 47-acre Willow Creek Conservatory that is a popular choice with couples getting married in the area. Lewis Dickey who operated a nearby gristmill and sawmill first developed the area. In about 1868, following Dickey's death, the area was further developed by the Green family. In 1960, J.L. Ballenger purchased the property, and the bridge's name was changed again. 

Poinsett Bridge

Historians believe that the stone-arch Poinsett Bridge is the oldest surviving bridge in South Carolina. They also think that Robert Mill, who designed the Washington Monument in Washington D.C., designed this bridge. The bridge takes its name from Joel Poinsett, who was the United States Ambassador to Mexico. Workers constructed this bridge with its Gothic stone cross at the top from local rock. At the time of its construction, it was one of three similar bridges on the main road leading from Charleston to Columbia. Many people believe that ghosts haunt this bridge located on a heritage preserve. When visiting, listen to the ghost stories about the ghosts haunting this bridge. The bridge's location on a heritage preserve makes it a great place to go hiking.

Klickety-Klack Bridge

When you see it, you may believe that the Klickety-Klack Bridge is old. It was constructed in 2000 by Don Spann as a gift to the residents of the Dark Corner area of Green county. Driving across this bridge is always a fun experience as you listen to the klickety-klack sound as you roll along. This bridge spans a vast drainage ditch near Look Away Farm. 

When you choose to live in an apartment in Simpsonville, SC, these bridges are never far away. You may even want to travel there often to take photographs as the season change. Then, use the photos to decorate the walls of your apartment in Simpsonville, SC. If you are looking for a new apartment, contact Garden District Apartment Homes. You will love the spaciousness of these one-to-three-bedroom units. After taking a tour of these pet-friendly apartments, you will be ready to move as you can enjoy the washer and dryer in each unit, the stainless steel appliances and the individual outside entrances at these apartments in a gated community.