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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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Do the Big Sur Marathon... Best experience of this bridge

The best way to experience Bixby Bridge is to participate in the Big Sur marathon. You get to run across it- and on the other side is a pianist playing a grand piano. Some years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The best way to experience Bixby Bridge is to participate in the Big Sur marathon. You get to run across it- and on the other side is a pianist playing a grand piano. Some years, the wind carries the musical notes and you are able to hear it before you see it. Absolutely breath taking.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and have a photo taken. Nothing to it really. Just a bridge but seems to be the place that everybody has their photo. The coastline thru this area is lovely.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is such a statement piece along Hwy 1. Make sure to stop, you'll know when as there will be cars pulled over. You can take photos on either side of the bridge by crossing hwy 1 to get different view points.

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Meadow Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Form the parking area south of the bridge you can get a nice view, of the graceful arch best seen in afternoon light. If you go up the road opposite the bridge You can look back at the east side of the bridge from several viewpoints. A Big Sur classic

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a long bridge with at least a minute's driving on the bridge. The bridge is tiny and took 5-10 seconds to drive. When you are on the bridge, its nothing like its shown in the post cards and pictures of the bridge! Nothing great!

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the bridge and were lucky since it was so busy with all of the tourists. Lovely views worth the five minute stop.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

From the north side of the bridge, there is a dirt pass with an "impassable when wet" warning sign, and you then know you have arrived. If you're in a capable awd/2wd vehicle (or in my case, an off-road motorcycle), take this road and have a blast. At the first ridge, stop and take a photo of your vehicle in... More 

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Saint Neots, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We traveled Route 1 in a drop top mustang for our honeymoon, and one of the highlights was driving over and then stopping to photograph Bixby Bridge. It is a beautiful span and worthy of stopping to admire. The exquisite scenery surrounding it helps too I suppose. It was a glorious sunny day in May when we stopped and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Highway 1 road trip with my sister. There are no signs that you're getting to it and your gps won't work. So if you're like us and attached to technology save a map to your phone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I love Bixby Bridge - it has to be my favourite spot on Highway 1. We have been to this spot many times and it's just beautiful. I hope to be proposed to here one day........... One year we were here at sunset. To get the bridge in your photo, you need to drive along the side road that is... More 

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

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