Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge
(with a little Acro)

After AcroYoga practice in Balboa Park, Tori and I visited the Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge on Banker's Hill for the first time. It was built in 1912 by the City of San Diego to connect parts of the hilly neighborhood to the former trolley stops on 4th and 5th Avenue.

The span extends 375 over Kate Sessions Canyon and is 70 feet high over the deepest section. Like all suspension bridges, it is designed to flex in the wind and it was quite easy to make it rock back and forth. Despite the wobbles, we decided to try a few AcroYoga poses on the narrow path.

We started out in Bird but the cable railings made it tough to rotate Tori down into Straddle Bat. We had to move slowly so she would not get her feet caught. The cables were quite low so I was a bit worried when I lifted her higher into Star. I was ready to bring her down quick if the bridge began to wobble under the feet of others walking across the bridge.

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