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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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A Historic Beauty

Personally, I don't know how anyone could not be overwhelmed with delight going over this bridge with its wonderful history, majestic beauty overlooking the Pacific coastline not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Nancy S
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South Berwick, Maine
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South Berwick, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Personally, I don't know how anyone could not be overwhelmed with delight going over this bridge with its wonderful history, majestic beauty overlooking the Pacific coastline not to mention its height of 280 feet. It's located about 13 miles south of Monterey in Big Sur. As you drive on Highway 1, all of a sudden the bridge appears, it's quite... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have been across Bixby Bridge on several occasions and it always impresses me with its stunning dramatic views. Built in 1932 this historic bridge spanning Bixby Creek is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world and one of the most photographed bridges along the Pacific Coast due to its aesthetic design and gorgeous location. It is... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

All I can say is WOW!! Take your pictures behind the bridge looking out to the ocean. There is road there with a pull off on both sides of the road but I wish we would have stopped headed north and snapped a picture that way too!! Still awesome!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

One of the most beautiful coastal roads I've ever driven and I've done Great Ocean Road in Australia twice. American people don't need to travel whole way to the other side of the world to find spectacular ocean road, they just need to drive Big Sur and they've seen all.

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A bridge without particular genius, over bixby creek. Anyway, interesting but without great flame or inspiration. Does not seem to justify the huge amount of people that gathers to make a picture (only when having already appeared in lots of films and television series). In "Big Sur" is perhaps one of the few times that there is no reason to... More 

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Didn't see a sign. Saw cars pulled over, which is not at all uncommon during this drive. We didn't realize what it was until we had driven over it.

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Interesting bridge. Nice places to pull over, all though it may be very crowded. How could you not stop for the classic Big Sur bridge photo?

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you watch TV, even a little, you have encountered this bridge in one or another car commercials. If you are lucky enough to be on Route One, forget about the Amalfi Drive in Italy. This ride is better ... way better. It's not too narrow -- even though you'll think so -- but the absence of guardrails can be... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are driving down highway 1 then you should make a quick stop to snap a couple of photos there. There isnt much there and parking could be full depending on when you go. It really should be anything longer than 20-30min to take in the view and take a couple of photos, unless you want to climb down... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You don't need to stop for a long time, but you should stop for a good look and a photo of this iconic site along Big Sur. Parking is often very tight. If you can't find a spot in the parking lot on the ocean side just north of the bridge, take the dirt road on the other side and... More 

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