The highway slicing precisely through the cliffs, winding high above the coast in the craggy mountains is already enough of an engineering marvel. But in certain places, like the Bixby Creek Bridge & the Garrapata Creek Bridge, instead of winding through the mountains, master engineers built bridges across the canyons. Before the Bixby Bridge was constructed, the highway detoured inland, making Big Sur completely inaccessible for part of the year.
Bixby Bridge is located over a canyon carved by a creek that leads to a pristine beach cove. The beach below the bridge has no sanctioned trails, so it’s always empty, providing a secluded landscape for stunning photographs.