Brian & Darren's Smith Lake Blog

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from People, Places, Food & Events local to Smith Lake. We care about our Community and want you to find YOUR place in it. We hope this Blog may help with that!

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Aug. 26, 2021

Duncan Bridge - Bridges of Smith Lake Vol 1

Duncan Bridge at Dusk

The Iconic Baby Blue Steel Trusses of Duncan Bridge have spanned Smith Lake for over 50 years.


Built in 1967 after Smith Lake covered the original "Duncan Bridge" as it's waters filled in 1961, Duncan Bridge has become one of the Symbols of Smith Lake. Many Businesses use an artists rendition of it as a portion of their logo ( Our Real Estate Company - White Pepper Smith Lake does also ), you've seen renderings of it on Countless T-Shirts, photos of it hanging in Lake Homes and it seems you didn't spend time at Smith Lake in a given summer if you didn't post at least one shot of Duncan Bridge on your Social Media accounts! 

When writing this blog post I tried to find more information about the History & Construction of Duncan Bridge. If you have more info, please share it with us. We'll update the Blog Post and be glad to cite you as a reference for any info we use.

Posted in Smith Lake Places
July 29, 2019

Smith Lake Eats Vol 1 - Brothers on Smith Lake

Smith Lake Eats Vol 1 - Brothers on Smith Lake


  Working on Smith Lake, I try to be a big supporter of local Smith Lake Business, Stacey (My Wife) and I visited Brothers for a Thursday "Date Night". Just across Ryan Creek from Smith Lake Park, Brothers prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients each day while creating a "Lake" atmosphere whether you dine inside or on the porch overlooking Smith Lake Marina and beautiful Smith Lake. This particular night I had 2 large Fried Catfish fillets, fries and Hushpuppies while Stacey enjoyed Shrimp and Grits, both were awesome! 

Catfish Fillets from Brothers on Smith Lake

   Serving Seafood, their Signature Burgers and Specials it's hard to go wrong on the Menu here. Start with Buffalo Shrimp, Hand Breaded Cheese sticks or fresh Tuna Dip. Move on to entrees of Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits or a mouthwatering Burger (try the Bayou Burger). Wash it all down with a Sweet Tea or an Adult Beverage if you prefer (They always have several local Goat Island Brews on Draft).


Arrive by Land or enjoy an evening cruise with the crew up Ryan Creek to dine at Brothers soon, you won't regret it!



Visit Brothers @:

173 County Road 312

Cullman, AL 35057

Posted in Smith Lake Eats
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates