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Bixby Creek Bridge

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Bixby Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2008

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Bixby Creek on CA 1
Location
Monterey County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Builders
- Buckland & Taylor Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Seismic Retrofit - Design Firm)
- Charles H. Purcell (Highway Engineer)
- Frederick W. Panhorst (Bridge Engineer)
- Harvey D. Stover (Design Engineer)
- Ward Engineering Co (1932 builder)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 330.1 ft.
Total length: 713.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bixby Bridge
Bixby's Bridge
Mill Creek Bridge
Rainbow Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.37105, -121.90166   (decimal degrees)
36°22'16" N, 121°54'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/598526/4025665 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Point Sur
Inventory numbers
CA 44-19 (California bridge number)
BH 11166 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
6,000

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: added alternate names and builder info
  • December 30, 2012: New photo from Bill Culp
  • January 16, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • December 16, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 6, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

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Bixby Creek Bridge in Sept 2009
Posted May 19, 2009, by Jim Bronson (www [dot] JimBronson [dot] com)

I rode across this bridge in the opening credits of the 1969 TV series "Then Came Bronson" since that time the bridge has become a Mecca for Harley Davidson motorcycle fans from that generation. The TCB reunion which was held at the bridge on March 21-24, 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Pilot movie, 24 March 1969 was a great sucess, We plan on doing it again in September 2009 to honor the first TV episode, contact my website for details http://www.jimbronson.com , until then Hang in There!

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Bixby Creek Bridge
Posted June 6, 2008, by Jim Bronson (www [dot] jimbronson [dot] com)

I rode across this bridge in the opening credits of the 1969 TV series "Then Came Bronson" since that time the bridge has become a Mecca for Harley motorcycle fans from that generation. The 2nd Annual TCB reunion will be held at this bridge on March 24, 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Pilot Episode, 24 March 1969. Contact my website for details http://www.jimbronson.com , until then Hang in There!