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Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

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Stop to take in the views of the ocean and the canyon's steep and crumbling walls at Bixby Bridge, one the most iconic and photographed spots on California's West Coast. Completed in 1932, the bridge spans 110 m (360 ft) over the Bixby Creek canyon, soaring 79 m (260 ft) over its bottom. This "Rainbow Bridge" is part of a scenic route. The elegant concrete arch is featured on a postage stamp and postcards, as well as in many commercials, TV series, and movies. With our online itinerary creator, Big Sur attractions like Bixby Bridge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a must see!!! This place looks just like the photos and it is just beautiful. You can pull over to an area just before the bridge for the perfect few. We visited just before Memorial Day... 
    This is a must see!!! This place looks just like the photos and it is just beautiful. You can pull over to an area just before the bridge for the perfect few. We visited just before Memorial Day...  more »
  • Must go to see this scenic bridge. Photos I have seen are great but in person it is just spectacular. 
    Must go to see this scenic bridge. Photos I have seen are great but in person it is just spectacular.  more »
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  • The bridge is pretty spectacular. Don't let the name fool you - this bridge doesn't just span across a creek. It actually spans across the gorge or canyon so definitely not short in length! We managed to stop and grab a few photos on our way up the west coast towards San Francisco. There is a pull off bay vantage point you an take photos safely.
  • Beautiful place to take an early morning drive to before everyone shows up and traffic begins to build.

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