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Bixby Bridge

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
Description: This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.

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Impressive work for 1932

This is truly a beautiful piece of architecture. One of the most photographed bridges and appears in several movies and car commercials. View from the eastern side looking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is truly a beautiful piece of architecture. One of the most photographed bridges and appears in several movies and car commercials. View from the eastern side looking through to the ocean is very good. But from the West looking inland is more impressive and can see more of the bridge. View of the ocean from the area adjacent to... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for 10 minutes and took about 100 photos-- of the bridge, the coastline, and ourselves of course. Glad we did it. (No facilities here).

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Travelling down the Big Sur it's hard to avoid it. You see the bridge from a distance and get out of the car to take pictures. Then you get to it and you get out of the car to take pictures. If you are heading south, there is not much room on the roadside. However, across the road is a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The bridge itself isn't really the point to stop here while driving the CA 1 - Its an awesome location to capture the coastline in photographs. If you are lucky - as we were, you might see dolphins feeding, playing and jumping about down in the ocean, pretty close to the beach. There is no access to the beach.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not to be confused with the Big Creek bridge, although they are both along the same Highway 1 route. They Bixby bridge has great turnout areas on both sides of the Hwy for taking pictures and views.

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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had this down as a place to see but we passed a bridge just earlier and thought that was the one! When we found the sign saying Bixby Bridge it didn't look that different. Yes it is good but not sure why it is a place to visit? Loads of folk had stopped to take photos with it in... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Make sure you fill up on gas before you embark on the scenic route! Bixby Bridge is one of the most photographed spots along the amzing Big Sur Coast. There are a few turnouts around the bridge for you to stop and snap pictures. It is absolutley stunning. The bridge has its own story, that is why it is interestnig,... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Like everyone who travels the highway along the Big Sur coast, we had to stop to see the iconic Bixby Bridge. The bridge is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world -- a striking sight along the rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean. Park carefully and wade into the sea of people making their pictures with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Bixby Bridge is one of the most photographed spots along the amzing Big Sur Coast. its feat of architecture as well as its setting provide some amazing photos. I prefer driving up the old coast road a ways to get a picture of the bridge along with the canyone below. any way you shoot it you get a great picture.... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were approaching Bixby Bridge from the south and missed the last turn off before the bridge. Bummer!! That looks like the best place to take a photo. We got ours from the northern end, but I think it was cooler in the south.

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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