Bixby Creek Bridge
The Bixby Creek Bridge is one of the highest of its kind in the world, a 279' tall open-spandrel arch bridge that stretches 714' total.
Sometimes referred to as Bixby Canyon Bridge, this bridge is one of the most photographed in California, dubbed 'Big Sur's version of the Golden Gate'. The bridge was first established here in 1932, with quite a few construction challenges in its time. Over 45,000 sacks of cement were hoisted up with cables and pulleys, though the entire project only took about a year to complete.
Bixby Creek Bridge is located just 18 miles south of Monterey and Carmel by the Sea, in what is considered Big Sur on Highway 1. It is certainly the most 'Instagrammed' feature along this coastline, a must-see road trip spot for anyone in the area. The best views can be seen on the South end around sunset. This side is often times called Hurricane Point, with plenty of wide-open views to enjoy.
The bridge is such a popular site that it has been seen on postcards, stamps, and several car commercials/car cameos in movies. See it for yourself!