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Dramatic Coastline

The drive along this dramatic coastline is awesome. The views spectacular around every corner.

Photo M, Johnson

Bixby Bridge

When you drive along the Big Sur, you pass over the Bixby Bridge. It is one of the most photographed bridges.
The bridge is notable because of the 320 ft. length of the central span, and the height of 260 ft. above the creek.

Note the private house on top of the hill. Bet they have a good view !

The completion of the Bridge opened the Coast Highway 1 in l937. It was California's first official scenic highway - Route 1 in Monterey County from the Carmel River south to the County line.

This roadway and it's scenic corridor has been preserved for the people of the nation. It was dedicated on September 21st l966 by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson

Photo by M. Johnson

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  • Pros:fantastic coastal scenery
  • In a nutshell:You have to experience the breathtaking views
  • Last visit to Big Sur: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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