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Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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  • Considering the year in which the bridge was built, it was quite an achievement to get it built. Interesting considering all the earth quake activity in California that after 84 years this bridge is s...  read more »
  • Fight the rest of the world to take a snap here....beautiful spot on the north side. Don't go too close to the edge though! 
  • The bridge is a beautiful structure but no big deal. What is worth is the view of the cliffs in the whole area of Big Sur. Cliffs and kilometers of beaches a breathtaking view.
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  • This is a pretty cool place. The bridge itself is pretty remarkable but there are some awesome views of the ocean. I liked to go just south of the bridge to a tall peak on the west side of HW1.
  • Huge bridge overlooking beautiful Big Sur. There is a convienient parking area next to the bridge and also a dirt road across the road from the parking that you can park on. There is a small slightly treacherous trail that you can take to the beach down below but be careful as the climb back up will not be easy.
  • Stunning, 7th wonder of the world ... almost. The California coast is known for its beautiful scenery but the Bixby Bridge incorporates architecture with mother nature. The view from the bridge or the lookout point is awe inspiring. It takes your breath away. If you are ever in California and are driving from LA to SF or vice versa please do not take the dreaded 5 freeway, take the Pacific Coast, and get to see this beauty in real life. A picture says 1000 words but seeing it for yourself speaks forever. Just.... go!
  • Great spot to stop on our road trip, the views of the bridge and the coast are amazing. There is a dirt road where side of the road parking is available for picture taking an enjoying the view. It does look a bit dangerous as there is a steep drop off the edge, just have to be careful about that. We were really glad to have stopped here, it was well worth it.
  • A fantastic stop with an iconic bridge! There is parking lot on the seaside as well as overflow parking (must parallel park) on the dirt row across the road. There happen to be a highway patrol cop directing traffic when I was there which was helpful.
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