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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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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Amazing, scary to drive across, but amazing. I had to do the drive down route 1 thing and stop off road side to take pictures of the engineering marvel. You have to make your way to this.

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Northern Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you're a fan of saying "WOW", then cross the bixby bridge stop off at the viewpoint and marvel and engineering masterpiece. If you happen to arrive when the sun is about to set, then you're twice blessed. A long trip to get here but if you're on Highway 1 make sure and cross this marvel.

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Singapore, Singapore
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161 reviews 161 reviews
91 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Be sure to stop by the historic Bixby Bridge when driving along highway 1 - you can't miss it. Coastal scenery along the way is beautiful as well.

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Minneapolis, MN
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Oh, it's definitely worth a stop and the best photograph you can take of it. But it's not worth the long, long drive down Hwy 101 to see it, especially if you are afraid of heights or leery of heavy traffic on winding roads. There are other things here, of course, including the bridge just north of here that, in... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Bixby bridge in Aug 2014. The Ocean on one side, mountains on the other side of the bridge enhanced its beauty. There are parking spots near the bridge and it is usually possible to hike down some distance to capture some good photographs.

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Hyderabad, India
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72 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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