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Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

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Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Bridge, on the Big Sur coast of California, is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design, "graceful architecture and magnificent setting." It is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge. The bridge is 120mi south of San Francisco and 13mi south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1.Prior to the opening of the bridge in 1932, residents of the Big Sur area were virtually cut off during winter due to the often impassable Old Coast Road that led inland. At its completion, the bridge was built under budget for $199,861 and was the longest concrete arch span at on the California State Highway System. It is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world.
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  • Not only for the bridge but also for the view along the costs, it's worth to visit. It would be better if the weather is good. 다리 뿐만 아니라, 다리까지 가는 동안의 풍경도 멋있어서 가볼 만 한 곳이라고 생각한다. 다만, 날씨가 좋아야 한다는 게 흠. 흐리...  more »
  • The CA-1 and its bridges. The Bixby is the most famous but for me it's not the most impressive. The Rocky Creeck who looks good is more beautiful, but is smaller. But it's worth a lot to stop for some pictures. The look is impressive.
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  • A must stop on your travels along Highway No. 1. Be careful pulling over because plenty of other people are doing the same thing. Nonetheless, it worth some time to study this architectural wonder. Ho...  more »
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  • Beautiful span! If there's too much fog you won't be able to see it though. Worth a stop for a great view and photo op.
  • Beautiful pictures. In both sides of the bridge. Check the pics. If you go 1 minute after the bridge in south direction, you will have an excellent spot for pictures, with the bridge and the rocky coast at your background - and it a very high place. Check the pics. Now in April-2017, even with the closed roads you can still cross the this iconic BRIDGE.
  • Also You cannot drive HW1 all the way due to bridge collapse but it is well worth to drive as far as Bixby Creek Bridge and Hurricane Point. You get an absolutely magnificent views. But then you need to go back to Carmel )))
  • An impressive bridge with an amazing view. The parking is roadside and there is no trail, so not everyone will get close enough. It's a long fall to the bottom, so don't try to get that picture at the very edge.
  • This is one of the most scenic places. Riding Hwy 1 by bicycle spring time 2009. Great!

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Secluded resorts, inns, and lodges are located off Highway 1. Some offer weary drivers a safe resting place, while others are exclusive resorts for long-term getaways. The latter require advance reservations. Camping is another popular alternative, with many campgrounds accessible from the highway.
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