The pride of Big Sur
The bridge was built out of the sheer necessity to connect Big Sur (Monterey County) to the rest of California especially during winter when it was cut off from the rest of the state. However, building the 85 feet tall arched concrete bridge over the perilous canyon was no mean feat and took 18 years to complete. The two-lane bridge was opened in 1937 and has since remained a great favourite of not just camera-toting visitors but also moviemakers and ad film directors.
A scenic journey
The bridge is a beloved destination thanks to its distinctive and photogenic arch. However, the journey to the bridge via the California State Route 1, also known as Highway 1, is one of the most scenic routes in all of the United States. The memorable route hugs daring mountainsides and stunning coastal vistas that make it an overwhelmingly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Bridge remains a testament to the can-do spirit of California and is a must-visit place.