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Bixby Bridge

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.

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La Mesa, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

An iconic photo opportunity North of Big Sur on Highway 1 that you should add to your travel log. Bixby Bridge (aka; Bixby Bridge, or Bixby Canyon Bridge) spans the Bixby Creek between steep costal cliffs. This is one of the most photographed sites on the West Coast of California. Just 13 miles south of Carmel. the bridge construction was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

driving from san diego to san fran, we came through Big Sur. This bridge it really quite amazing, i did a bit of a mission on the edge of the cliff trying to get a great picture, but it was worth it.

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Aubrey, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

They should put something up so people aren't hanging off cliffs to get a picture of this basic bridge, BTW the best picture we took came from the northeast side of the bridge and you don't need to hang of the edge to get it. I would skip it

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Weimar, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were lucky enough to find parking. Very cool stop. Just a place to strength your legs and enjoy the beauty.

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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have driven this bridge and Hwy 1 several times .. We love architectural construction on the massive scale . (eg Hoover Dam ) But it must be " Impressive not gaudy ." It was another reason to drive in a genteel fashion on Hwy 1 . Observe , observe ,observe . Try to remember it all and let it... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

While this bridge is just a part of the California coastal highway, it is a really wonderful structure which curves around the exit of the Bixby Creek into the Pacific Ocean. There is no public place to view the majestic curve of the bridge against the landscape but I found an "open house" for sale to the north of the... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As the sign shows this bridge was constructed way back in 1932 and they are a great place to stop chill and get the cameras out. They look impressive and add to the 'event' that is Highway 1 and why people like us from the UK and all over the world love this part of the West Coast. I heard... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is very worthwhile getting out to take a few pictures of the Bixby Bridge and the surrounding mountainous landscape! Parking is a little tricky, but be patient because most people are out of their cars for a few minutes. Heading north on Highway 1 makes it easier to navigate. The area also has some history relating to Beat writers... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Yes this is a touristy spot for pictures, but it is still worth it! The thing is everyone wants to stop right at the edge of the bridge for their picture. I recommend going to the north end of the pier and turn down the dirt road heading east. If you go about 100 yds and pull over, you will... More 

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Johnson, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was an amazing bridge on our trip up the coast.Actually even cooler to drive over it,we toke pics after we crossed it which i think is the best thing to do, because you can't stop on the bridge,lol

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