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Address: Spruce St & First Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
06:00 - 22:00
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Can be scary

I liked this bridge but if you are afraid of heights I would just look or barely step on it. You can walk on this bridge over a canyon which is a long way down. It also swings as... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Okay for a one time visit if you have nothing better to do. Awkward to park nearby as well. There is a lot of left-over trash, empty bottles of alcohol, drug containers, cigarettes, etc. that makes the area dirty and unsafe.

Thank Peter F
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Came with my girlfriend. Overrated tourist attraction. Crowded, no time or space to enjoy the view. Waste of time and gas money, nothing to do there.

Thank Dorian W
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I liked this bridge but if you are afraid of heights I would just look or barely step on it. You can walk on this bridge over a canyon which is a long way down. It also swings as you are walking.

1 Thank bwellsanimal
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Yes, it is a short visit. The girls have never been on a bridge like this and they loved it..although the big bean wanted to go on it..couldn't make it all the way across because it was swinging:0

Thank Charlene M
Pearl City, Hawaii
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278 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was a quick visit, maybe 10 minutes. Walked (and swayed) across the bridge. The bridge will sway with a lot of people walking across. Its well maintained. Some visitors have added love locks to the cables of the bridge. We parked on the street near Spruce St. The bridge sits in a residential area.

Thank HawaiiAndi
Level Contributor
55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This suspension bridge gets you from one side of a deep canyon to the other side in the Bankers' Hill section of San Diego. For foot traffic only, and built over 100 years ago. No one else on the bridge mid-Friday afternoon when I found it. When it's empty like that, you can jump or shift weight from side to... More 

Thank barisaxman
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

So if ya have 30 minutes and ya need something to do this is it. Took the gals and headed this way before pizza. Lived in SD For over 20 years and first time here...don't expect the SF Bay bridge but a cute lil suspension bridge.

1 Thank r2bigdawgz50193
Temecula, California
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Just happened upon this little gem. The views are beautiful here. As we went on a Sunday there were quite a few people on the bridge. Definitely not for anyone with a fear of heights or motion sickness. The bridge felt very sturdy and safe but it does move quite a bit from people walking across! Coming back with the... More 

Thank ReneeVG-
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

As a San Diego native, I find it always interesting to find forgotten or less known places of "Old San Diego", The Spruce St. Footbridge is one of those hidden gems. Easy to find with a great view of the canyon below. As noted by my fellow contributor, Please be respectful of the local residents. The first thing you will... More 

3 Thank PB-Drew
Dayton, Maryland
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50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

What a charming piece of history and engineering. And a beautiful view. It only takes a few minutes but it is time well spent. There was plenty of parking nearby on the day we visited. Reading the other reviews, I can't figure out why anyone would question the neighborhood. The nearby homes are mostly $1 million homes and worth looking... More 

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