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Bixby Bridge

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions 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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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
71 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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
32 helpful votes 32 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

On your way on CA route 1, you will see the gorgeous bridge on the road, just pullout and take a picture of the beautiful bridge, make a such high and big bridge on the coast is such a amazing thing.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Iconic area of Big Sur. Has a pullout on the right but I recommend taking a left up the unpaved Old Coast Road for a very short distance (did not do the entire road) for a view from the east side. Either way makes for cool photos, but not as amazing or breathtaking as people describe.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Well worth the trip out to see this beautiful bridge and view of the cliffs and sea. Breathtaking!!!

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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178 reviews 178 reviews
56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wow! Beautiful. Good thing there are so many turnouts along this road! We stopped at the south side, but the view isn't as good as it is from the north. As we returned from hiking in Big Sur, we drove over the bridge and then stopped. Awesome views and bridge!

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Thetford, Vermont
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This iconic bridge is synonymous with Big Sur, so whether you're driving down Route 1 and go over it on your way, or you go specifically to see it, the drive is absolutely worth it. The views are stunning and the coastal scenery makes for beautiful photos. Don't be surprised if you look out into the ocean and see some... More 

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