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Bixby Bridge

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.

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Amazing feat of human engineering went into creating this breathtaking bridge. Must see! Park of to the side on a dirt road to get the best view

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing feat of human engineering went into creating this breathtaking bridge. Must see! Park of to the side on a dirt road to get the best view

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bixby bridge is a great place to pull-off and see some amazing views of Big Sur with the bridge in the foreground or from the bridge itself. Highly recommended stop on Hwy 1.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of the trip. As simple as it may be a sunset in this place can take your breath away. My wife and I drove down from Carmel, CA after a wine tasting at Talbot to catch the sunset at Bixby Bridge. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time now. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from San Francisco to LA on the PCH in May 2016 and crossed Big Sur and the Bixby Bridge. Amazing vistas, scenic drive but very, very few places to eat at one point. We ended up stopping at a road side hotel that had a restaurant. Memories and stories to tell! I held on to the door handle... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really looking forward to going over Bixby Bridge as part of our road trip on Pacific Coast Highway and it was well worth the wait. Unfortunately we were running late so couldn't stop and take pictures looking back after crossing the bridge, but would recommend that you do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot drive along this road without stopping for a photo opportunity and this is a great spot for one.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth pulling over for a photo. Don't forget about the view behind the bridge depending on the time of day offers a great view and lighting for a pic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Legendary place with a lot of cinematic memories with this place. Few spots for great cliff-shots but remember to be careful on the edge!

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a stop everyone needs to make. The views are fabulous and it is a great photo spot.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst driving down The Pacific Coastal highway this is a place you must spend sometime. Many would say its only a bridge but what a bridge thats has been photographed millions of times and has guest starred in many a film or tv series. There is limited stopping places north of it and these get filled up quickly by passing... More 

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