San diego desi Welcome Guest, please Sign in or Register
Home  |  Classifieds  |  Events  |  Discussions  |  Yellow Pages  |  Things to do  |  Articles  |  San Diego Desi Facebook page >>
Fancy Stop
San Diego Desi  »  Things to do
Spruce Street Footbridge
Category: San Diego Sightseeing
Viewed: 1818
comment belowsubmit new idea
Perhaps the best known ?secret? in the neighborhood is the Spruce Street suspension bridge in northern Bankers Hill. Local kids refer to it as the ?wiggly bridge.? It was designed to provide pedestrian passage across a deep canyon, which isolated developing neighborhoods from the newly-built streetcar lines on Fourth and Fifth avenues. From Hillcrest, visiting the bridge is a scenic and comfortable stroll.

From First Avenue turn west (right) on Spruce Street. At the base of this short block is an inconspicuous, but truly special footbridge.
The Spruce Street suspension bridge was built in 1912 and is the only bridge of its type in San Diego County. It crosses Kate Sessions Canyon, honoring the famous horticulturist who is responsible for some of the plantings here.

The footpath floats among treetops, gracefully suspended from two steel cables anchored to concrete piers at either end. The lightness of the bridge allows it to sway and dance in response to wind and walkers.

Designed by Edwin Capps, this unique span was engineered to hold 2,186 people with an average weight of 150 pounds. In the years before and after creating this neighborhood treasure, he was twice elected San Diego Mayor (1899-1901 and 1915-1917).

Getting there:
250 W Spruce St, 92103, Bankers Hill

Click here for map





 

 Things to do in San Diego 
  Hiking
  Coronado City Beach
  Old Town Trolley Tours
  Birch Aquarium
  Viejas Casino
  Del Mar Beach
  Hillcrest
  Oceanside Beach
  The Firehouse Museum
  Lambs Players Theatre
  Torrey Pines State Beach
  Calico Ranch
  Petco Park
  Movie TIckets
  Miramar Reservoir
  Dirt Bike Adventures
  San Diego Railroad Museum
  Sunset Cliffs
  Gaslamp Quarter
  Fashion Valley Center

more things to do >>

 




Manoj Maniar

Casey Gerry

Special Smiles

Purvi Shah Real Estate Consultant

Sattvik

Uzma Ahmed Real Estate

Flex Space SD

ICF San Diego

Your Ad here


Home | Classifieds | Events | Discusson Board | Articles | Things to do | Coupon Websites | Daily Deal Sites
 About | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Advertise
 Copyright © 2003 - 2018    SanDiegoDesi.com - Serving Indian Community in San Diego for 15 years and counting.