Uptown bridges are as diverse as its communities
1905 ~ Quince Street Bridge. This wooden trestle pedestrian bridge spans 236 feet across Maple Canyon. Designed by Bankers Hill resident George d’Hemecourt.
1912 ~ Spruce Street Bridge. A 375-foot steel, pedestrian suspension bridge, 75 feet above Kate Sessions Canyon (Arroyo Canyon). This “wiggly” bridge was designed by two-time San Diego Mayor Edwin Capps.
1914 ~ Laurel (Cabrillo) Street Bridge. Described as a Roman Viaduct type, this steel reinforced concrete bridge carries pedestrians and autos across Pound/Cabrillo Canyon and Historic Highway 163. The 405 foot span was designed Frank P. Allen, Jr. & Thomas B. Hunter.
1914 ~ The Georgia Street bridge is a Parabolic Hinged-rib Arch style designed by James Crombly crosses University Avenue just east of Park Boulevard. It is made of steel reinforced concrete.
1916 ~ Vermont Street Demolished in 1979, this once wooden, trestle, pedestrian bridge was reconstructed in 1995. In 2013 the bridge went through a facelift including a new paint job.
1931 ~ First Avenue (aka the “Peoples Bridge”) is a 463-foot hinged truss arch type crossing over Maple Canyon. Designed by Allen & Rowe, created and put together in Ohio, then taken apart, moved to San Diego…and reconstructed!
1940 ~ Washington Street This 423-foot bridge is an extension of Sixth Avenue, constructed of boxed girder steel with reinforced concrete.
1942 ~ Robinson Avenue This steel reinforced concrete bridge carries cars over Historic Route 163.
1946 ~ Upas Street Lovely footbridge across Historic Route 163.
1947 ~ Washington Street This steel reinforced concrete box girder bridge also carries cars across Historic Route 163.
1995 ~ Vermont Street pedestrian bridge is made of steel carrying walkers and bike rider across busy Washington Street below.
2002 ~ Boy Scout Troop #695 A cute 12-foot wooden walkway that carries hikers across a seasonal creek in Cypress Canyon.
Enjoy Bridgemeister website for more (mostly suspension) bridges.