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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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Minneapolis, MN
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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77 helpful votes 77 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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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