Campbell's Covered Bridge state's only surviving covered bridge

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Constructed in 1909, Campbell's Covered Bridge was named for Alexander Lafayette Campbell (1836-1920), who owned and operated a grist mill on the site.


Campbell's Covered Bridge, located of State 414 in northern Greenville County, is the state’s only surviving covered bridge.

Measuring 35 feet long and 12 feet wide, the bridge was built in 1909 after a torrential summer rainstorm the previous year washed out nearly every bridge in Greenville County. A roof was added to the bridge to protect the wood floor from water damage.

In 2009, the Greenville County Recreation District made restoration to the roof and made the bridge a centerpiece for a park – a $94,000 project that includes historical markers, a parking lot and picnic tables overlooking Beaverdam Creek.

Once complete, the bridge will be a “piece of the historical site pie that by itself is maybe not that significant, but when you add it to other sites like Poinsett Bridge and Hagood House, you end up with a nice little collection of history in northern Greenville County,” noted GCRD spokesman Paul Ellis.

Abe Hardesty