San Diego Sights

Spruce Street Bridge

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  • Hillcrest
  • Bridge/Tunnel

Published 07/06/2016

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This wobbly but scenic bridge is considered one of San Diego's best-kept secrets. Constructed in 1912 by Edwin Capps, this 375-foot suspension bridge across Kate Sessions Canyon (commonly referred to as Arroyo Canyon) originally served as a passageway between isolated neighborhoods and trolley lines. It's a somewhat hair-raising stroll over the treetops below.

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Spruce St. and 1st Ave., San Diego, California, 92103, United States

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Published 07/06/2016


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Mar 27, 2017

Really disappointed !

Saw some amazing pictures of this place so decided to visit. Really disappointed by the experience of the surrounding area is noisy and rowdy. There are many homeless people and underage drinkers in the area that is making this place dangerous to visit.

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Mar 13, 2017

Bad Experience

The bridge visit was such a bad experience as the drunk driver suddenly come from somewhere and crashed into our parked car. There is no security staff at the bridge. My car was damaged badly. I would not recommend anyone for the visit.

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