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Thanks to the popular tv series the bridge is having a renewed youth. However, the parking site... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Carbajosa de la Sagrada, Spain
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My favorite bridge on the planet. Worth driving over. Worth stopping to view. One of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Buffalo, New York
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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All reviews north side an engineering marvel both sides take pictures dirt road road trip worth a stop vista point going south coastal highway amazing views enjoy the view san francisco the cliff parking area the pacific ocean mile drive
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the popular tv series the bridge is having a renewed youth. However, the parking site gives not much more spaces for staying more than 5 mins.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My favorite bridge on the planet. Worth driving over. Worth stopping to view. One of the most scenic structures ever built by man.

Thank LeftyLeister
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Human creation meet nature creation. The result - the perfect harmony. Only when you step out of the car and observe the scenery. You can truly understand the reason why this bridge is so famous, Because it is so unique and stunningly beautiful.

Thank tao2010
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re driving on CA 1, it’s worth a few minutes to stop and admire the bridge. I didn’t see a lot of placards about the history of the bridge and you cannot walk over it. I thought the better view for photos was heading...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Look at both sides of the bridge. It is a beautiful site. Very busy place for picture taking. Don’t confuse it with another bridge just north of it. Also beautiful.

Thank CoachSes
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It was a nice time of year for a drive. Not too busy and much easier to find parking. The view of the bridge and the coastline was breathtaking and it was hard not to find a great photo. This vista will be a treasured...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 26 March 2018

If you are spending a day or part of the day exploring the Big Sur, or even just driving by, you should stop here. There are a few pull outs where you can park, get out of your car, stretch and enjoy the magnificent view!...More

Thank Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Amazing that this bridge was built in 1932 and is still so solid beautiful. Well worth a stop to take pictures.

Thank ccoombs58
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The view from the bridge is probably the best view ive ever seen in my life. A must stopping point on Route 1 from SF to LA

Thank adi0987
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Taking an afternoon to drive along the coast in Big Sur is a must if you like coastal views! This bridge is a neat attraction, and draws a lot of people to stop for pictures. I prefer waterfalls and rocky cliffs to viewing a bridge,...More

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11 September 2018|
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Response from UCLAgirl | Reviewed this property |
Highway 1 is completely open now. No matter the direction you drive from you can access the bridge and all of Big Sur.
20 June 2018|
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Response from 1Ming | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bridge remains open. It is the part above San Simeon that is closed. we stayed over there to see the elephant seals, then went back on the inland highway to detour around the closure to get to big Sur.
16 May 2018|
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Response from Rawa13 | Reviewed this property |
If that’s the case, avoid route 1 as much as possible. You could even go a bit south of Big Sur and then come north using Route 1. The advantage is the north-bound route 1 is on the side of mountains (as opposed to cliffs... More