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Bixby Bridge

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.

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Great View

The bridge is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge. has an aesthetic design and graceful architecture and a magnificent view.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathleen H
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge. has an aesthetic design and graceful architecture and a magnificent view.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bixby Bridge is an icon on the coast highway and will be there for many years to come. Built in 1932 and retrofitted in 2000, it still maintains the original look and feel. Driving over the bridge which is only 24 feet wide gives you a sense of vertigo if you can look over the edge. Best photo opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A have to stop and look on Highway 1. Cannot imagine how they built it! Be sure to look up, down, east, west, north and south!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the North this just appears around a bend. You then have to quickly decide where to stop. This is, as has been said, the first iconic view of the Big Sur area and as such deserves a short stop to view it. Constuction is quite interesting as it appears to just grow out of the cliffs - certainly on... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had of course seen all the photos before arriving in Big Sur. The view was lovely. I would recommend viewing it from the northern side with the mountains in the background.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved spending some time with the view here. It is engrained in my mind as being one of the key moments from our trip. The best views are from the northern side, and parking seemed to be just by pulling off to the side of the road - wasn't a problem. Standing there, staring at the scene, it is... More 

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Huron, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came around the bend and there it was. I can't say the bridge itself is the attraction, rather getting there and the excitement of the drive and view.

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Redwood City, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Perhaps the most recognizable site in Big Sur, and the most photographed spot along Highway 1. There is a large turnout/parking area where you can hop out to get your selfie, and you will definitely not be alone if you want to ask someone to take your pic. I was surprised by how lax people were about wandering onto the... More 

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gold coast, australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If your coming from the north its the second bridge. Got to see the Bixby Bridge, wow a bridge. Yes, a very pretty bridge at that. The vista point was packed and I failed to see any info boards with a good story of history here and as to why its famous...

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Bixby Bridge is on the CA 1 Highway, not very far from the Rocky Creek Bridge. It shows the impressive engineering work done. People go there for the sake of sight seeing. A good place for the photographers.

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