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Address: Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO
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A Bit of Lake History

We've visited the swinging bridges twice. Very interesting and scenic. Scared my 90+ year old mother half to death when we drove over them with her about 10 years ago!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We've visited the swinging bridges twice. Very interesting and scenic. Scared my 90+ year old mother half to death when we drove over them with her about 10 years ago!

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We drove to the area of the swinging bridges and some roads were partially washed out from the flooding the week before, but had been grated and leveled for the most part. The first bridge was relatively easy to find, and fun to cross. We made a wrong turn and ended up at a dead end field, and found the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is well worth the drive and the struggle to find it. Simply breathtaking sights show the age of minimalist at its best. The construction of the bridges is by far amazing, but the fact they are still fully functioning is crazy! We thought they looked cool, and driving over then was a once in a lifetime experience. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What an experience! It doesn't look like much but a very different feeling while you are crossing. There are 2 bridges. I made the mistake of rolling my window down while going over the second bridge and couldn't get it back up fast enough. You could hear all of the wood popping and creaking while you drove. Pulled in by... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

When I say allow time, I mean to find them. Even though they seem to be a fairly popular spot, there's a real shortage of signs and directions, even in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. We ended up taking the long, LONG way around and drove though many miles of unnecessary gravel roads. Okay place to visit but... More 

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Sabetha, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The bridges were a bit out of the way but definitely worth the drive. We enjoyed walking around the beach area as it was quite and peaceful.

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St Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Built in 1912 these two suspension bridges are interesting and historical working bridges. I thought it was held together by rust at first glance! Worth a visit, a pretty country drive, do walk over it. You can spend an afternoon on the other side of the bridge tubing, bring a picnic, fishing, or swimming.

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Central IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was a very cool attraction! I was walking about halfway down when a vehicle was coming across which was a bit scary, but it's a fine place to take some vacation photos and see a true vintage engineering feat!

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Iberia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is an experience everyone should get to experience in their lifetime. If you have never experience you are in for a treat.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We love to find the hidden gems on vacation trips and this was definitely one of them. There are 2 bridges both very different in design/structure and very exciting to drive over. They are on a gravel road (watch out for washed out areas, due to excessive rain) on the east side of the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.... More 

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