#11 Deachman’s Bridge, Lanark
How to Get There: Go to Lanark Village on Highway 511. In the middle of the village on the
main street (George), turn east on Owen and then onto Rosetta Road. Observation Point: The bridge is over the Clyde River, just out of the village.
Watch For: Swallows under the bridge, various water birds and black terns upriver. Continue on Rosetta Road for good open rural birding.
Seasonal Information: May to October is best at the bridge. All seasons for open rural areas. for more click here..
That bridge flooded every year until late into the 1970s. The ditches would fill with water to the dump corner. The road always closed for at least 2 weeks every spring.
Even till this day sometimes the bridge still floods in the spring and my in-laws Joan and Ernie McDougall have to cross Caldwell’s fields to get out. They live on Herrans Lane right at the bridge
Spent a lot of time fishing at that bridge.
My kids caught alot of fish off that bridge!
As a boy, I fished off that bridge many times with my Dad, brothers and friends. It was the place to go!
i fished off that bridge alot of times fishing bull heads
Fond memories of fishing as a child there, with my dad and brother, uncles
Apparently my name is carved into the top rail of this bridge. I still remember the talking to I got from my dad, because it was his knife I was using. This would have been about 1971. Ernie and Pete Hall and me spent months at this bridge fishing.
Ken Barr only one place. Lol. We tried carving our name many places on the bridge
Spent many an hour fishing off that bridge.
I spent half my life in that bridge
each year a Mother turtle lays her eggs here. Unfortunately some creatures show up in the evening for a feast on the aforementioned eggs. Hopefully one or two hatch, but she lays about 30 eggs each time. Walked there today but no indication that she has been there yet.
As a young lad dad would take us out to deachmans bridge we all caught our first here