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Bixby Bridge

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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Ranked #2 of 6 Activities in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Description: This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
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Hyderabad, India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This historic bridge of 1932 is really located at a scenic point across the pacific ocean . We can see the bridge on one side and the Ocean and The Horizon on the other. The location is picturesque and good location for photography. We really love this place on this Pacific scenic drive on the shore. Not to be missed.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There is a great photo spot on the North side of the bridge. This is just a bridge but it's pretty cool. They views are great and the bridge looks awesome in a photo. You can't miss it as its on a curve and just South of Carmel.

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Fremont, California
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1,149 reviews 1,149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Bixby Bridge is a scenic bridge in the Big Sur area. The bridge is about 13 miles south of Carmel. It was built in 1931 and is one of the most photographed bridges on the West Coast. It is a tall single-span concrete bridge, and one of the most impressive in the world. I have always enjoyed seeing it while... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Bixby Bridge is a concrete open spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur about 120 miles south of San Francisco. The bridge opened in 1932 as residents of the Big Sur tended to be cut off during winter time. As you approach it you can understand why it looks such a daunting and impressive site and leads to impressive views.

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Collinsville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a great site this is to see. All along the coast from San Francisco down to LA is just breath taking. I had this on my bucket list for a long time. We finally drove and I would drive it again.

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Destin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing how this was built back in the day. Amazing view of the bridge, cliffs, and water. Another pit stop if driving on hwy 1

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A truly picturesque place. It was on our list of "musts" during our drive down Route 1. Well worth stopping to get some great pictures!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Such a great view and lovely place. Worth the time and cost of a rental car. We rode down from san franscico. It was amazing. Best part of the trip

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's normal bridge and nothing special. Don't know why people come here and waste their time. I didn't like this bridge at all. It's waste of time.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have seen is Bixby Bridge, en route to LA via Route 1 Pacific Coast Highway! U must stop to take pics here! The hues are spectacular and u just can't get enough of this place...However I recommend u to carry sweatshirts or jackets,as the place is really windy and could be a bit... More

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