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Address: Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Worth a trip for the fun of it

Interesting history; will bring back old memories if you grew up somewhere where these type of bridges were the norm. Not too far off of 42; good place for a short stop and a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
maria p
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Leasburg, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Ozarks State Park and the Swinging Bridge a few years ago. Very nice park and the bridge was fun. It does swing. We took my motorcycle to the park and, when I said we were riding across the bridge, my wife climbed off and said she would walk.

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Thank Dick L
Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoy seeing old bridges and this didn't disappoint. The road back to the bridge is in good shape but gets worse past the bridge. We first drove over the bridge but after returning, we parking the car and walked across it. We were able to see the fish and other objects in water by doing so. I would recommend... More 

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Leasburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting history; will bring back old memories if you grew up somewhere where these type of bridges were the norm. Not too far off of 42; good place for a short stop and a few photos.

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Thank maria p
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Ok place but not a highlight or don't miss kind of place. 2 bridges at. The end of gravel road, seemingly to nowhere

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Thank Terry G
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It's pretty cool bridges but they don't swing. They're just old and rickety and loud to drive over. Neat to experience but I wouldn't go back.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to drive to Swinging Bridge as a day outing. Our map software took us in from the south and we drove about 5 miles on gravel roads (recently graded). We arrived at the bridge and simply drove across. Once across, we pulled into a small gravelled area and walked back onto the bridge. As we walked onto the... More 

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Brumley, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Ready for a Pleasant Surprise? From Osage Beach take Hwy 42 to Brumley. Just before Storage Buildings take a right on Swinging Bridges Road(Not Hwy C). About 1.5 miles you will cross Small Bridge. Go a short distance past that, turn Right and you are at Large Bridge. For best results make a Round Trip across it. On the West... More 

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2 Thank Dorless S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Was very interested in visiting the swinging bridge. There are actually two. When I crossed the first one with hesitation I had no idea of what was waiting. Second bridge was very scary driving over. So much so that I was shaking! Well worth the trip down the dirt road for a thrill of a lifetime of your brave enough... More 

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1 Thank Sue S
Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have come out here a couple of times and this is a fun free attraction. Take 42 out of town about 8-9 miles. Right before you get to some orange and cream storage buildings turn right--called swinging bridges road:) first bridge is metal, second is wood and primitive $7 nightly campground on right after 2nd bridge. Great photo ops!

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Creve Coeur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There are two bridges to cross over that are fun and scary all at the same time. Short trip from town. Also a small camp ground along the river to go down and hang out. Enjoyed it.

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