Virtual Guidebook to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Central Coast
Bixby Creek and Hurricane Point
on the Big Sur Coast California


Bixby Creek Bridge is an icon of the California coast. Highway One soars across the canyon on the concrete arch bridge, then climbs to Hurricane Point. Virtually every tourist stops to take pictures at both of these viewpoints. The sloping hayfields between the bridge and the point are part of the Brazil Ranch.

This bridge is 714 feet long and soars 280 feet above the beach. It was built in 1931-32 and formed the final link in the modern highway to Big Sur. A complete seismic retrofit was completed in 2000.



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Bixby Creek Bridge, from Highway One on the northwest side

(January 7, 2006)


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Bixby Creek Bridge from the inland side, Bixby Canyon

(January 7, 2006)


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The famous view from Hurricane Point

(April 28, 2000)


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Looking south from near Hurricane Point, on a stabilized landslide

(January 7, 2006)


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Highway One above the mouth of the Little Sur River

(January 7, 2006)


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