Bixby Creek Bridge

#iconic
#marvels_of_engineering
#mind_the_gap

The plan was to cross the Bixby bridge and continue to explore the magnificent Big Sur. Alas, it was not to be – a giant landslide had claimed a large part of the highway and access had been cut off, since May 2017. It took 14 months and $ 1 billion dollars worth of repairs, to finally re-open the highway in July 2018!

The Bixby bridge was still open, however, so we did cross it… for a mile or so and then we had to turn back. From here on, we would have to drive inland on 101, bypassing Big Sur until San Luis Obispo.

But, before that, there were other wonders to be discovered in the area around Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, so let’s enjoy the breathtaking view from here, a little while longer.

July 10th, 2017

4 thoughts on “Bixby Creek Bridge

  1. Beautiful photos. I was intrigued by the date on the plaque, as my friend and I were first there and loving it in 1967, one of the highlights of our cross- country adventure in my MGB. (The Great American Road Trip. – Day 7) Thanks as always for your fascinating posts. M 🙂

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  2. Fifty years later almost to the date, there we were right at the spot! Fascinating to see your take, all these years ago… Almost no difference in photos of the beach and rocks and mist on the coast, but SFO must have changed a lot… no more hippies with flowers in their head on the streets – they are now museum items, I’m afraid!

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