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Footbridges of Bankers Hill


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Just north of downtown San Diego and west of Balboa Park are two historic footbridges spanning San Diego’s past and future.

Quince Street trestle footbridge:
Built in 1905, the Quince Street wooden plank trestle footbridge spanning Maple Canyon between Third and Fourth Avenues, was rebuilt in 1990. A few blocks away, the Spruce Street suspension bridge built in 1912, is the only bridge of its kind in San Diego.

Spruce Street suspension bridge:
Suspended by two steel cables 70 feet above Kate Sessions canyon, the treetop walk across the swaying Spruce Street Suspension bridge can be an adventure for the whole family.

Built to provide access across the deep canyons to the newly built street car lines on Fourth and Fifth Avenues, these pedestrian bridges have been restored and are now part of a walking trail through the Bankers Hill neighborhood, filled with 19th century architectural gems.


San Diego Treasures Staff:
Videographer: Michael Gerdes
Sound: Roland Lizarondo
Ron Stein: Editor
Ena Newell: Production Manager
Producer & Writer: Kathi Diamant

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