Roland, his friend Keith and I headed to the Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge a few weeks ago. I had recently heard about it and have been curious to check out this bridge built in 1912. Is also seemed like a great opportunity to play with our new Click Stick “selfie stick”. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them.

This bridge is San Diego Historic Site No 116. In total, the city has designated more than 1,000 structures or properties as Historic Landmarks and I found a list of 150 on Wikipedia, but still searching for a list of all 1,000.

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The footbridge is located in Bankers Hill and can be found at the corner of Brant & Spruce at one end and Front & Brant at the other side. If you have never been it is a fun way to spend an hour or so.

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The 375-foot bridge crosses 70 feet above Kate Sessions Canyon, (named for the famous San Diego horticulturist responsible for many of the plantings found throughout the city and especially Balboa park). From center span the downtown skyline can be seen.

View from Spruce Street Bridge

Not every excursion in San Diego has to involve a full day exploration like the Zoo or Sea World. There are so many fun little hidden gems that can make for a fun after school trip or the starting point of exploring a neighborhood in San Diego!

Spruce Street Bridge


Here are more fun ways to explore San Diego! And please check out some more of Roland’s Adventures including his visit to San Diego’s Most Haunted House, The Del Coronado Hotel and his Warner Brothers studio Tour.

Or check out these recommended San Diego Travel books on Amazon
Kid’s Guide to San Diego

Fodor’s San Diego: with North County (Full-color Travel Guide)

Top 10 San Diego (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

The Fun Things to Do in San Diego Guide: An informative San Diego travel guide highlighting great parks, attractions, tours, and restaurants

You can buy the Click Stick on Amazon for about $29.


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