1st Avenue Bridge – San Diego

Built: 1931

Type: Steel Deck Arch

Length: 463′

Local Number: 57C-0416

The 1st Avenue Bridge, also known as the “Peoples Bridge” spans Maple Canyon at a height of 104′ in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego. It is a unique bridge in San Diego and helps increase access in the area. It was restored a few years ago and the bridge deck was rehabilitated.

Side view showing the steel arch over Maple Canyon.
Side view showing the steel arch over Maple Canyon.
Detail of the bridge railing.
Detail of the bridge railing.
Steel construction company stamp.
Steel construction company stamp.
Deck view looking north showing the grade on 1st Ave.
Deck view looking north showing the grade on 1st Ave.
Dedication plaque on the south end of the bridge.
Dedication plaque on the south end of the bridge.
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