Today, my mom and I took a ride down to Campbell's Covered Bridge just outside the town of Gowensville, South Carolina. The bridge is located just off of Pleasant Hill Road and spans the Beaverdam Creek in the northeastern part of Greenville County. Campbell's Covered Bridge is the last covered bridge still standing in South Carolina.
The bridge was build in 1909 by Charles Irwin Willis and named after Alexander Lafayette Campbell. Alexander Campbell was a grist mill owner in Gowensville. It features vertical iron rods and diagonal timbers that were made of pine in the rare four-span Howe truss design. Its dimensions are 38 feet (12 meters) in length and 12 feet (3.7 meters) in width.