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Bixby Creek Bridge

Bixby Creek Bridge in Monterey, CA

Bixby Creek Bridge in Monterey, CA on January 19, 2019. Photo by Peter Stringer for Amazing America.

Breathtaking vistas line the California coast in Big Sur, and yet, one of the best sights is actually man-made. Bixby Creek Bridge opened near the end of 1932, spanning 714 feet.

Per Wikipedia, the bridge is “one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world.” It’s also alternatively known as Bixby Canyon Bridge.

It’s also among the most photographed bridges in the world, and among the most popular tourist spots in Big Sur. While most opt to take photos from the edge of the bridge itself, more industrious visitors and photography enthusiasts prefer to hike up a steep hill to a ledge that provides a panoramic view that’s best enjoyed during the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Trust us, it’s gram-worthy.

If you’re a thrill seeker, Bixby Creek Bridge is also a popular BASE jumping hotspot. We weren’t aware of this when we first visited, but quickly caught on after witnessing a handful of jumpers descend while we took photos.

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Nearby Locations:

Castle Rock Viewpoint (0.1 miles)
Little Sur River Beach (2.7 miles)
Point Sur Lighthouse (4.5 miles)
Cannery Row (16.9 miles)
Lookout Trail Viewpoint (18.9 miles)
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (19 miles)
McWay Cove (19.5 miles)
McWay Falls (19.5 miles)
Pinnacles National Park (40.8 miles)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (41.5 miles)
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Maps & Directions:

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Bixby Creek Bridge, CA-1
Monterey, California 93940

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