Thursday, November 16, 2006

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Built in 1912, this bridge was built to link the Banker's Hill neighborhood to newly built streetcar lines and give residents access to downtown. It is the only suspension footbridge in San Diego. Suspension bridges by design are very light and flexible, so when you walk across you can feel it moving and swaying from your weight. Click here to see a cool old photo of this bridge around 1915.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ce pont suspendu, entoure par la nature, est magnifique. c'est l'un des premiers que je vois comme cela dans une ville

this suspension bridge, surrounds by nature, is splendid. it is one of the first which I see like that in a city

Fri Nov 17, 03:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kate said...

I think I prefer the 21st century bridge. It looks less scary. Good shot!

Fri Nov 17, 04:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stu "El Ingl├ęs" Harris said...

I'm glad you thought of this one. When you photographed the First Street bridge I immediately thought of the pedestrian bridges over the Bankers Hill canyons.

That thing can be scary, especially if you're on it at the same time as a bunch of teenagers who, naturally, try to make it sway as much as possible!

Sat Nov 18, 08:11:00 AM PST  
Blogger magnolia avenue said...

I swear my friend and I saw a ghost there one night. It was almost 10 years ago: a young man in a hooded sweatshirt who seemed to disappear, and then a little boy on a bicycle who seemed to appear and disappear, at two in the morning. Go figure!

Mon Jul 06, 05:35:00 AM PDT  

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