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The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Mr. Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist


Photo Accession
CV # 98-103-0011

Canon F-1 camera 35mm
Canon FD Lens, Color Slide
Photo By Mr. Pat Hathaway
November 16, 1998

Seismic retrofit of Bixby Creek Bridge
on California Highway One

This unusual view looking north taken, by photographer Pat Hathaway, shows the underside of Bixby bridge from the temporary deck at about mid-span looking at the North Tower and part of the arch. It shows work is being done for Caltrans' by prime contractor Vahani Construction of San Francisco and other's Faye Bernstein & Associates, Waldron Engineering.
One of the most-photographed man-made features on the West Coast, Bixby Creek Bridge, is 13.3 miles South of Carmel. At its completion, it was one of the largest single-arch concrete bridge in the world. Bixby Creek Bridge is 714 feet, long with a main span of 320 feet, and is 265 feet high above Bixby Creek, The builder was the Ward Engineering Co. of Oakland for the California State Highway Department. The bridge originally opend on ‎November 27, 1932
The over $20 million seismic retrofit was started in May of 1998 and completed in November of 2000.
To see other photos of Bixby Bridge 1999, Bixby Creek and Big Sur photos, Notley's Landing by L.S. Slevin and Big Sur by Pat Hathaway.

We have over 550 photos of Bixby Creek Bridge in the photo collection and are documenting the retrofitting of both Bixby Bridge and Rocky Creek Bridge and 28,000 photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
And the landslide and road closers along the Big Sur Coast.

More photos of Bixby Creek Bridge by Pat Hathaway
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