Bridges, Big Sur
Once the highest arch bridge in the world, this bridge, 260 feet high and 700 feet long, is one of the most photographed spots along the coast. It's very photogenic, set against high cliffs, green mountains, and a beautiful ocean.
Directions: Head north from Big Sur towards Andrew Molera State Park.
Bixby Bridge is a stunning bridge that spans Bixby Creek, and if you travel along Highway 1 you can't miss it. It is one of the world's highest single span bridges and a much photographed feature of the Californian coast.
The bridge is 218m long and 85m high, and its main span is 98m long. It was build between 1931-1932 and once completed in enabled vehicles to easily access the Big Sur region.
The easiest place to stop for photos is on the northern side of the bridge where you will find some space for parking on the road side. After you cross the bridge (going south) there is a larger stopping area though it is a bit further away and you will have to do some major zooming to get a good shot of the bridge.
Directions: Located 120 miles south of San Francisco and 13 miles south of Carmel
The Rocky Creek bridge is the less famous of the CA Highway 1 arched bridged in the California Central Coast. This bridge is nearer to the Monterey Peninsula by a few miles but if you are driving along the CA Route 1 route, you will pass both the Rocky Creek Bridge and Bixby Bridge. Bothe these bridges were made in 1932 but the Bixby Bridge has a longer arch and both has vista points where you can take pictures and videos of the romantic and post card perfect central california rugged coasts. It is located in Monterey County a few miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea and just north of the more famous Bixby Creek Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway. As its name implies, it spans the Rocky Creek.
Address: CA Highway 1 South (in monterey county)
Directions: CA Highway 1 South (in monterey county)
Big Sur has many bridges spanning over deep canyons and bays, The most famous is the Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as the Rainbow Bridge it spans 260 feet and has an amazing view over the ocean.
It took a lot of effort to build this coast road through a sparsely populated coastline stretching a couple hundred miles.