Most Photographed Bridge – Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Featured in Many TV series & Hollywood Movies

Not sure you have seen Bixby Bridge in the Hollywood movie, it is one of the most admired bridges in America and has been featured in many movies scenes. I noticed Bixby Bridge was featured in few movies as the backdrop during my 17 hours flight to US.

The iconic bridge was completed in 1932 for just over $200,000 with parabolic shape of the arch and tall spandrel columns.

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Wooden Structure Bridge

The Bixby Bridge is the longest concrete arch bridge in California.  The wooden structure really make this bridge so unique! Once you stepped out from the car, you will immediately feel this place is a perfect combination of Human creation and God Creation. No wonder millions of visitors stopped by just to have a feel of this great sight!

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Beware of Traffic

Parking can be a bit of challenge here! Be careful of the traffic when you park and reversing the car out. Still the view is worth to pull over and taking few pictures. After all, this is one of the most photographed bridge in America.

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

History of Bixby Bridge

Some history about Bixby Bridge, it was named after pioneer Charles H. Bixby, a New Yorker who fell in love with the California coast back in 1852. Bixby bought 160 acres of land, maintained the land and established a railroad. In fact, it was Bixby who suggest building a road and bridge along this stretch of land.  Before the opening of the bridge in 1932, residents of the area would have to travel 11 miles inland and could take three days to reach.

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Sunset at Bixby Bridge

Best time to shoot pictures of Bixby Bridge is at sunset as the sun is not directly behind the bridge. But do expect more traffic during this period.

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Big Sur Area

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Carmel Highland General Stores

This cute little gas station and general store will catch your attention on the Big Sur highway.  Stop for a snack if you need one but everything looks the same in any other general stores.  The exterior of the cute stores look very pretty!

Carmel Highland General Stores Ca

Happy Cows at Big Sur Grassland

You will also pass by large group of happy cows enjoying their grass at the Big Sur grassland.  The grassland is so huge that I never seen something like this in any other place.  Certainly I don’t see this in other part of South East Asia countries.

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Final thoughts :

If you have done Carmel-by-the-sea and still have some time to pass, do drive for another 15 miles to reach Bixby Creek Bridge.  It is worth to pull over to check out this stunning architecture.  You will not regret it for sure.  Get down the car and feel the beautiful scenery!

Location:

California Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway; 15 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Most Photographed Bridge - Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

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7 Replies to “Most Photographed Bridge – Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA”

  1. I had no idea of this bridges history – wow! The views are incredible – breath-taking and my fave? (hate to say it) I can see the moo moos without smelling the moo-moos! (LOL). Your tips as to when to go and take the photos are amazing – I’ll know from now and tell my fam about it! =) XoXo Evelyn

  2. You’ve done a great job of capturing the beauty of that part of CA. Thanks for sharing the history of the Bixby Bridge – now I will pay more attention when I see it in a movie or tv show, and hopefully someday will visit it in person.

  3. Wow !!! I have seen the bridge in movies but didn’t know anything about it. Thanks for sharing it’s history. Looks like a perfect destination for a road trip.

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