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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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I wouldn't drive on it but people did.

Took some gravel roads to get to the Swinging Bridge. At first I thought it was just something to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael F
Historic scary and worth the drive

Must drive the bridge, that's the fun part and the scenery is beautiful. The bad reviews say they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adamwomack
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“gravel road” (19 reviews)
“state park” (17 reviews)
“long drive” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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"gravel road"
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"state park"
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"long drive"
in 5 reviews
"weight limit"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful area"
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"couple miles"
in 3 reviews
"bit out of the way"
in 3 reviews
"wooden deck"
in 3 reviews
"deep breath"
in 2 reviews
"honor system"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"an adventure"
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"unique experience"
in 3 reviews
"turned around"
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"scary"
in 28 reviews
"metal"
in 13 reviews
"truck"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took some gravel roads to get to the Swinging Bridge. At first I thought it was just something to look at until I saw people driving on it. We walked over it and some of the boards looked liked they needed replaced. As we were...More

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must drive the bridge, that's the fun part and the scenery is beautiful. The bad reviews say they walked it and took night pics... NOPE. It's historic and sketchy, that's the part that makes it thrilling and I found it to be one of my...More

1  Thank adamwomack
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although other reviews are divided, if you like historic sites out in nature, these bridges are something you don’t see everyday. Don’t overpromise, it’s just driving or walking over two bridges. Too wooded to really picnic. Worth it if you like unique experiences that are...More

1  Thank D8628OOamyh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Swinging Bridge is a 15-20 minute ride from Osage Beach! Really glad that we made the trip. It is in a beautiful wooded area over a narrow river. There were campsites, a swiming area and laughter below the bridge! We went a little late...More

1  Thank MKTBE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the reviews and decided to check it out. From Osage Beach parkway, you are looking at a one-way trip of about 20 minutes through hilly, winding roads. The last couple miles are a gravel road. The bridge was ok......I definitely wouldn't go out...More

3  Thank 5CUBEZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice drive in the woods. The bridge itself is neat but a little scary to drive over but it made it seem like more of an adventure.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

If you have ever seen a swinging bridge, there is no need to see this one which is typical of others. It's drivable and perhaps a little longer than some swinging bridges I have seen in the past. My wife does not trust swinging bridges...More

Thank JMTurnbow
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Heard about the swinging bridge that can hold up to 3 tons. On looking at the bridge, I wasn’t very confident. The bridge is worn, but manny parts have been restored. I know we could have driven it, but walking it was enough. Once we...More

2  Thank iowaer
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Before you go read up on the history of this beautiful bridge. You’ll appreciate it even more. Make sure to drive across both bridges. Then you can park and walk underneath and hear the cars go over you and see the bridge swing. It sounds...More

2  Thank Heidi G
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This swinging bridge was AWESOME! It's a little terrifying if you're a scardy-cat like me (because the wood is old, has tons of gaps and holes, and is creaky!), but so worth walking and driving across. It's a very nice area to explore. I highly...More

3  Thank Bethany P
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FRANKLIN R
29 May 2017|
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Response from Kathyrose2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, free ride if you dare!
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Michelle G
17 April 2017|
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Response from DustinHolmes | Reviewed this property |
The road is not paved. There are places to turn around on each side of the bridge so you can drive to the bridge and turn around without having to cross it.
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Chris R
14 November 2016|
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Response from MissMem | Reviewed this property |
The suggestions below sound correct. All I remember is that it was futher than we expected. But we loved the adventure.
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