Images of the Bixby Ocean Ranch (see story below) with its stunning views of the Bixby Bridge, pristine beaches, and coastal bluffs are used in various national and international advertisements for cars, credit cards, and airlines. The Bixby Bridge and Ranch have come to symbolize the pristine, majestic beauty of California's Big Sur Coast in the national imagination. In addition to their photogenic qualities, they sit at the northern gateway to the Big Sur Coast, home to redwood groves, freshwater springs, creeks, and rare and extensive grasslands that support several threatened animal species.
Located 13.3 miles South of Carmel, Bixby Creek Bridge was one of the largest single-arch concrete bridge in the world when it was completed in 1932.. It is 714 feet long and has a main span of 320 feet. 300,000 feet of timber, excavation of 4,700 cubic yards of earth and rock and 45,000 sacks of cement transported from San Andreas and Davenport (near Santa Cruz) were part of the equation for solid and long-lasting construction.
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