Aerial Panorama of Bixby Bridge of Big Sur, California oil painting by Michael Silbaugh. Most Iconic View of Big Sur is Bixby Creek Bridge. Post card view of rugged cliff side with sweeping views of the Pacific. One of the most photographed bridges next to the the Golden Gate bridge, Bixby Bridge is a landmark in California. The Big Sur coastal road is my favorite scenic highway, for a day drive stopping in at one of our favorite Big Sur restaurants Nepenthe, or staying at Ventana Inn or Deetjen's Inn.