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Site Of Washed Away Bridge On Belmead

February 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

The road to the mansion at St Emma used to share common access from the highway with the road to St Francis de Sales. The access road made a Y: turning left crossed Deep Creek and soon arrived at the mansion; turning right went to St Francis de Sales. I was told the bridge washed away during a storm...I don't remember which storm, I'm guessing it was Hurricane Camille in August 1969. Instead of rebuilding the bridge, access to the mansion was added from the main road. One quarter of a mile upstream from this site is a dam, built by...I don't know but I'm guessing the schools. I'm told that the students would occasionally go swimming in the pond at the dam. During an interview of a St Francis de Sales alum, John Plashal asked about swimming and the lady said they would splash their hands in the water to scare away the water moccasins! Hmmm, I probably won't go back, I am not a fan of snakes.

Deep Creek on the BelmeadDeep Creek on the BelmeadSite of the bridge that washed away on Deep Creek Dam at Deep CreekDam at Deep CreekDam on Deep Creek on Belmead on the James

 


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