Hidden San Diego

Suspension Bridge



 Directions: From First Avenue turn west (right) on Spruce Street. At the base of this short block is an inconspicuous, but truly special footbridge.

http://www.hillquest.com/history/spruce.html


"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."


Personal Experience: I have been going to this bridge since I was a child when my mom would take my brother and I.  It is a sentimental area to me for this reason.  This bridge is rather scary, especially if you're afraid of heights.  It is very high up and rocks as you enter the middle.  Usually there are people trying to scare their friends by rocking the bridge so be ready for that.  The view is beautiful and there is a fun canyon you can hike below!  If you *really* explore down there you will find a little hut made out of sticks.  Fun exploring!

 

 

Locations Nearby:


       


bankers hill

Balboa Park Archery Range 

Balboa Botanical Building

Balboa Dirt Bike Trails

Balboa Native & Rose Gardens 

Bridle Trail

Centro Cultural de Raza

Free Tuesdays at the Park 

Inn at the Park

Japanese Friendship Garden

Maple Canyon

Marston House Garden

Natural History Museum

Palm Canyon

Mingei International Museum

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 

Spanish Village (Bankers Hill)

Twilight in the Park

World Beat Center (Bankers Hill)


Carlsbad

Carlsbad Flower Fields 

El Salto Falls

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Self-Realization FellowshipHermitage & Meditation Gardens 


city heights 

Wat Sovannkiri Buddhist Temple 


chula vista

Living Coast Discovery Center

coronado


Coronado Sand Dune's Secret Message

Hotel Del Coronado 



encinitas

San Diego Botanic Gardens


el cajon

Summers Past Farms

Unarius

Water Conservation Garden


Escondido

Altipiano Vineyard & Winery

Cordiano Winery

Deer Park Monastery

Distinction Gallery

Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum

Elfin Forest


Grape Day Park



Harmony Grove Spiritualist Center 


Kit Carson Park Hiking Trails


Lake Hodges Dam


Lawrence Welk Caves 


Orfila Winery


Phap Vuong Monatsery 

Record Paradise

San Pasqual Indian Cemetary 

San Pasqual Pioneer Cemetary 


Golden Hill

Golden Hill Park


Villa Montezuma



Hillcrest

Co-Habitat

Suspension Bridge



Julian


Downtown Julian


Eagle Mine


kearny mesa

99 Ranch Market


la jolla

 Ho Chi Mihn Trail

Mount Soledad

La Jolla's Caves, Coves andTidepools

Munchkin House

Pottery Canyon Natural Park

Mushroom Beach

Scripps Coastal Reserve

Seal Beach 

Sunny Jim Cave


la mesa

La Mesa's Secret Stairs


Wat Lao Boubpharam Temple


lakeside

Blue Sky Ranch


Little Italy

Little Italy

Washington St. Skatepark


 logan heights

Chicano Park Murals

Technomania Circus

Writerz Blok


misc

Christmas Light Displays

Aesthetigeist Art Collective


mission hills

Pioneer Park

Presidio Park

Presidio Park Historic Spots 

Topiary Garden


mission valley 
Adobe Falls

Mission Basilica San 
Diego de Alcala


normal heights

Folk Arts Rare Records


north park

Ray St.


ocean beach

Ocean Beach Farmers Market 


Old Town
Casa de Estudillo

Cosmopolitan Hotel

El Campo Cemetary

La Casa de Machado y Stewart Museum

Mason Schoolhouse

Dia de los Muertos

Old Adobe Chapel

Victorian Village Heritage Park

Whaley House



pacific beach
Kate O Sessions Park 

Palomar Mountain


point loma

Cabrillo National Monument

  Fort Rosecrans Cemetary

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

poway

Blue Sky Reserve & Lake Poway 

Meadowbrook Tunnels

Lightning Brewery

Old Poway Park

Old Pomerado Rd.

Xpressive Arts Center BYOB Classes

ramona

Devil's Punchbowl

Mount Woodson Castle 


rancho bernardo

Battle Mountain

Bernardo Winery


Lake Hodges Waterfall


rancho penasquitos

Black Mountain Mine

Cara Knott Memorial Garden 

Eichar's Grave

Rancho de Los Penasquitos 

Rancho Penasquitos Waterfall 


santee

Santee Drive-In Theater

Old Mission Dam


san marcos

Double Peak Park


scripps ranch

Ballast Point Brewery


seaport village

B-39 Submarine

Berkely Ferryboat

HMS Surprise Ship

Medea Steam Yacht

USS Dolphin Submarine

Star of India


serra mesa

Murphy Canyon


solana beach

Mushroom Caves (Solana Beach)



Sorrento Valley

Pet Cemetery


Seabreeze Organic Farm



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Sunset Cliffs Caves & Coves


Villa Surf Ruins



torrey pines

Blacks Beach

Mushroom House

university heights


Lei Lounge

Lips Restaurant

Buchanan Canyon

Red Fox Piano Bar

Abandoned homes of Hellhole Canyon


Bates Nut Farm

Old Castle Ranch

Valley Center Historical Museum 



vista



Butterfly Farm

  


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Santa Ysabel Mission

Sky Sailing

Warner Springs Town



big sur

The Henry Miller Library

Los Padres Beach

McWay Falls

Nepenthe Restaurant

Partington Cove

Pfeiffer Beach

River Inn

Spirit Garden

Soberanes Creek Watershed


Carmel

California Market Restaurant

Point Lobos State Reserve


 los angeles


Bronson Caves (Griffith Park)

Hidden Treasures (Topanga)

Korean Friendship Bell (San Pedro)

Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades)

Mosaic Tile House (Venice Beach)

The Museum of Death (Hollywood)

The Sunken City (San Pedro)


san simeon

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Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge

View of below:

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Suspension Bridge

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Let's head down below and see what else this area has to offer, shall we?  Just walk on down.  I went this way:

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View above from below:

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Take full advantage of all this canyon has to offer in the springtime when everything is green and in bloom!

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Suspension Bridge

We found a hut made out of sticks!

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The path back up to the other side of the bridge:

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Creepy fun at night.  Don't go alone though!

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