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Bixby Bridge

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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Ranked #2 of 6 activities in Big Sur
Type: Bridges
Description: This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Breathtaking scenery! Must see site in the US. We did the road trip up the coast and while you have to go slow on pch 1 to avoid driving off a cliff, its worth it as the sites are beautiful!

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I find it terrifying to drive on the 1 in Big Sur, so it's nice to stop, relax and enjoy the view. We walked to the other side of the bridge, too, for some great pictures. It's just a beautiful bridge in a gorgeous place.

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Toronto
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The place itself is beautiful. The coast, the mountains, the Pacific Ocean, however I didnt find anything spectacular with the bridge itself.

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London, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We've seen this bridge in many commercials and knew no trip to California would be complete without a Big Sur Coastal Drive including the Bixby Bridge. Cool! We really liked it! If you stop at the main pullout be sure to cross the highway (on foot) and see it from a different vantage point! Worth the stop!! What a gorgeous... More

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Boston, MA
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

America is so beautiful...granted weather was on our side...no fog, sun and temps 66-70F. The drive down the Pacific Coast Highway was gorgeous, life affirming, simple. Sea lions in Santa Cruz pier made up for the icky feel of that spot, harbor seals on 17 mile drive near gorgeous Carmel (drive on the Scenic Dr road for the best of... More

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Rohnert Park, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Bridge is just breathtaking and is completely understated. My husband and I drove down from just north of SF and we really enjoyed our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway (HW1) as well as a long stop at the Bixby Bridge. We arrived mid-day about 1:30pm and there was plenty of parking of both the east and west sides... More

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United States
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39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We heard of the views from this beautiful little bridge, so decided to make the drive from Carmel. It was absolutely worth the drive. There are a few little turnouts as you approach from the north; if you wait until you're very close to the bridge there is a small parking lot. From here you can get some great pictures... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We drove from San Francisco to see this bridge and IT DID NOT disappoint. The view of the bridge is spectacular, the view of the bridge is best seen from a small parking lot just before the bridge's north side.

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El Paso, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Bixby Bridge is an amazing bridge on California Rount 1. This is my second time driving on this route. I wanna take a picture with this birdge long time ago. Go there in the morning, you will get a wonderful photo from both sides of bridge.

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Mass
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394 attraction reviews
553 helpful votes 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is one of the highlights of the area. It is a great, high bridge that is good for an adrenaline rush. You can stop on either side for photos and you would be foolish not to. This rugged scenery is great with the bridge mixed in.

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