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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Osage Beach
Type: Bridges
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Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There are actually two historic, swinging suspension bridges over Grand Auglaize Creek. Access is a gravel road (Swinging Bridge Road, a.k.a. Lake Road 42-18) originating off of 54 just west of Brumley. These are a must see for bridge and history lovers. For people whose primary interest is recreation or entertainment, they probably be a disappointment. We drove across both... More

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Rogers, Minnesota
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Since it was a rainy day, we drove to the swinging bridge. It would be difficult to find without a GPS. It was interesting to see, but I would spend much time there. We did not hike around, picnic there or swim in the river. We drove over the bridge and turned around.

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Richardson, Texas, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These were so cool, but a little scary too! We went over 2 swinging bridges in our 1/2 ton pick up truck. Very pretty back roads drive!

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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was pretty cool to look at, scary to drive over.... very loud and narrow, not much room for error. The roads to get to the bridge is gravel but not horrible to drive on.. Worth the trip.

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I took a drive to find the swinging bridge yesterday. It is pretty difficult to find. Our GPS had no idea where to go. If you're heading from 54 on 42 go 5.5 miles past Ozark State Park and you'll see a gravel road named "Swinging Bridge Road" on your right hand side. Turn on the gravel... More

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Afton, Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I like old bridges and barns. The park area has restroom facilities and the water looked very inviting. I didn't have my swim suit and skinning dipping isn't in my plans at 70+. Still I think it would be a great place to take the kids a piocnic and have a great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We packed a lunch and brought some inner tubes for a day trip here. The water was nice and cool and not to deep for a lot of family water fun.The kids loved the rope swing and building castles on the sand bar. The swinging bridge was really cool, but if your going to drive out there pack a lunch... More

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Frisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Do you like old bridges? I'm a bit of a bridge hunter myself. If your looking for an excuse to ride your Motorcycle or drive you car to and out of the way place then this may be just the ticket. First, if you don't like dirt/gravel roads this is not for you. I thought it was difficult to locate... More

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Wood River, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Don't take the kids! You oh look a swinging bridge, Hmmm! Ok let's leave. Sure its free. Glad it is.

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Auxvasse, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Glad to see a historic bridge built in ways we just don't do any more. Must walk out on the long bridge. Very spooky how much it moves, creaks and pops as traffic passes.

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