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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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What a ride!

An engineering marvel miles from any city. Lots of photo opportunities. The colors of the ocean along with the landscape and bridge makes this site a true marvel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

An engineering marvel miles from any city. Lots of photo opportunities. The colors of the ocean along with the landscape and bridge makes this site a true marvel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped on the south side and photographed this iconic landmark. Several trails lead you to the cliffs edge... It is a long way down, so be careful. I would love to shoot this landmark at sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful bridge and would be fun to do on a Harley....the road leading up to it is curvy and right on the ocean.....this would be a great ride on a Harley...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Stop by the side of the road close to the bridge for some great viewing. It was fairly quiet when we were there, but I can imagine it getting quite busy at times.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Many pull over and take photos of the bridge from the same side. There are car arming bays on both sides of the raid. Walk across the road to the side away from the water and take a better photo of the bridge from the back looking out towards the water. We approached the bridge from Carmel. We stopped before... More 

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Kenwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Most tourists pull over right on the highway, but there is a well-graded dirt road immediately north of the bridge. Take this up to one of several viewing spots for a westward view of the bridge and the spectacular canyon it spans.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I always see this bridge on commercials and so I googled what the bridge along highway 1 is called and came up with bixby bridge. Just so happened that we got out of the monterey aquarium so we had the time to make a drive. Passed by it at first because the other side was crowded and drove to Julia... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I understand if you're an engineering nut, and I kind of am, and yes, its a great span and located amongst some of the most iconic scenery on the west coast, but......its a concrete bridge. I was definitely not going to try and fight the crowds to stop and get a picture of it. Kind of dangerous by the turnouts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a beautiful bridge. Something to definitely check out. We took pictures from one side of the bridge and the other side. Be very careful when parking, the bridge comes up quick.

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Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a bit crowded, park across the street. There were a lot of tourists standing so close to edge to get that perfect photo. My suggestion is to get a few shots from behind the bridge. It was quite fascinating. We were traveling North, there is another Bridge, that looks similar! We thought that was the Bixby Bridge!!

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