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Deep Creek Bridge

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Published July 22nd 2012
Driving along Adelaide-Lobethal Road one afternoon, I noticed a sign for the historical Deep Creek Bridge. Not being a local and not knowing anything about it, I decided to do some googling and to make a stop there next time I had the chance and I am glad I did.

While I did not find much on google, the bridge is in an absolutely beautiful spot with gorgeous scenery and nothing but the birds to listen to. The bridge itself was originally built in 1867 and restored to its current state over three years beginning in 1992.

Adelaide Hills is a particularly scenic part of Australia and this spot does that reputation justice. Like the rest of the hills though, it is prone to lots of fog and lots of rain so it may not be the best spot for a winters day. If you do brave the cold though (and choose to look on the bright side), it is particularly beautiful and tranquil on a crisp day when you can see even more around you through the bare limbs of the trees.

It is an ideal spot for a quiet picnic on the warmer days though. It is not a huge area and does not have any amenities so it probably wont suit the next birthday for your boisterous 5 year old and 20 of their friends but, next time you are visiting one of the many wineries out this way, it is perfect place to have a stop at and have another sip of wine or a nibble of cheese.

To find the bridge, you just follow Adelaide-Lobethal Road through Ashton to Basket Range. Heading east, the turn off for the bridge is about 2.5 kms past the intersection of Adelaide-Lobethal Road and Stony Rise Road. Just as you pass through the intersection, the Ashton Post Office in on the left and about 2.5 kms past that, also on the left, is the sign and the turn off for the bridge. The left hand turn is quite sharp onto the gravel road and from there you need to drive a few metres to the gate and then its a very short walk to the bridge. Enjoy!
The sign to look for at the turn off to the bridge.
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Why? A perfect spot to enjoy the scenery and history that the Adelaide Hills have to offer
When: Anytime
Where: Adelaide-Lobethal Road, Basket Range
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Cool find!
There are too many Deep Creek bridges around for Google to be much help, although I did find this in 1876: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43000444
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11223) 2580 days ago
Thanks Dave, I was definitely glad I went back for a look!

Cheers
by Victoria (score: 1|20) 2579 days ago
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