Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Living in San Diego County there is no shortage of interesting things to do close by. Banker’s Hill (just west of Balboa Park) has several historic bridges that were calling our name today.

The Spruce Street Suspension Bridge (just two blocks away from where I lived in college) was built in 1912. It is amazing how much confidence you can have in something so high, built over 100 years ago, that sways as you walk on it, but there we were, 70 feet above the canyon. And A1 was insistent on walking it by herself…

The Quince Street Bridge was built in 1905 to connect people to the Fourth Avenue Trolley Station. It is one of only a few trestle bridges left in San Diego.

Construction for Cabrillo Bridge (which connects the two sides of Balboa Park) began in 1912, in preparation for the Panama-California Exposition. At the time, it was the only cantilevered, multiple-arched bridge in Southern California. There used to be a pond where the 163 freeway is now located, 125 feet below. We love heights.

2 thoughts on “Banker’s Hill Bridges

  1. Denise says:

    Oh man, this is beyond cool. All the old bridges of San Diego have been on my to do list for ages. This is such a motivating post. I can’t wait to follow in your footsteps. You continue to lead the way… Woo hoo.

    1. There are so many more bridges to explore! We only did a few (those super close together) in the area. It will give us something to do next time…

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