Bixby Bridge in Big Sur California is probably photographed as much as many other famous bridges, at least if you count on how many people go over it, the percentage of them stopping and taking a photo is more likely very close the rest of them. Given that it is remote and you have to get there somehow via your own transportation, it does not get as many people as bridges in large cities, still I bet most tourists will make a stop somewhere around it to take a photo. I actually took a few photos, some from the far away south side, some from the far away north, and couple just next to it. You can see couple of them under “Big Sur” category already published.
Back in March I shared the first Bixby Bridge image that I took last year on our short trip to Big Sur. It felt like a good time to come up with the second image. Almost the same view, just a bit farther from it. HW 1 is full of photo opportunities and we tried to take advantage of most of them.
All right, one more this week, had to make it seven in the row. Three from the East coast, one in the middle and three from the West coast. I just processed a few photos I took last year while driving on HW1, all of the Bixby Bridge, from different angles and I’ll share them over time, not at once… that would be too quick… it took me one year to get to them to process after all, can’t just put it out in one post.
This is probably one of the most common views of the bridge and the reason to it is because parking lot is right above me. There is a little hike that takes you a bit down to see the bridge from this angle and pretty much everyone who stops at the bridge comes down this way and take their photos. You can also cross the street to the left, walk up a little dirt road and take photos of the bridge with the ocean in the background. I went there but didn’t see anyone else following me, and that photo is probably going to be next in my little Bixby Bridge photo series.
Big Sur is a beautiful place and I wish I had better access to it to take more shots like this during different times of the year and weather, not easy task while living on the East coast.