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Bixby Creek Bridge

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 December 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. The bridge is located 120 miles south of San Francisco and 13 miles south of Carmel in Monterey County along California Highway One. Prior to the opening of the bridge in 1932, residents of the Big Sur area were virtually cut off during winter due to the often impassable Old Coast Road that led 11 miles inland. At its completion, the bridge was built under budget for $199,861 and was the longest concrete arch span at 320 feet on the California State Highway System. It is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world and one of the most photographed bridges along the Pacific Coast due to its aesthetic design and location.

Photographed August 17, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a wonderful structure - I'm not surprised that it is photographed so much.

18 Dec 2012 8:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful HDR

18 Dec 2012 9:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks good against that backdrop of clouds and mist.

18 Dec 2012 10:05am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

wonderful shot,thanks for sharing

18 Dec 2012 11:53am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful frame, colors, lights & atmosphere!

18 Dec 2012 12:35pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

An dem Motiv kommt man auch ohne Foto nicht vorbei. Sehr gut.

18 Dec 2012 12:42pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, this is spectacular, Steven! The composition is perfect with moody atmosphere and lit foreground. 5*

18 Dec 2012 2:28pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Another marvelous landscape image. Excellent visual created by the bridge and the road.

18 Dec 2012 2:58pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great composition. Beautiful!

18 Dec 2012 3:12pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Love the cut in the mountain and the magnificent bridge, almost surpassed in majesty
by the incredible landscape and scenery, beautiful !~

18 Dec 2012 4:07pm

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

beautiful landscape.

18 Dec 2012 5:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

another iconic viewpoint along this road that is so rich in gorgeous places ...

18 Dec 2012 5:46pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une vue fantastique !

18 Dec 2012 6:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! What a fabulous pov to take this lovely shot.

18 Dec 2012 7:28pm

marc from granby, Canada

Wondeful view! the angle is very nice on this shot.

18 Dec 2012 8:20pm

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

a lovely image

18 Dec 2012 8:41pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A grand setting for this beautiful bridge. Quite a shot !

18 Dec 2012 9:14pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This really is a good bridge, you have a great view

18 Dec 2012 10:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

super photograph of the classic bridge

19 Dec 2012 12:03am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Yes, a marvelous image if this fantastic sight.

19 Dec 2012 12:14am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful framing.

19 Dec 2012 12:36am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Just beautiful! Wonderful POV! I never tire of seeing this bridge and the coastline!

19 Dec 2012 2:14am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Outstanding! An excellent shot in all respects.

19 Dec 2012 5:58am