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Address: Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO
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Swinging Bridges

Take a right AFTER little bridge to find the big one!! Fun to look for, fun to see and experience! Worth the drive!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Claricems
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Moberly, Missouri
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Arkansas
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't follow gps--i took hwy 42 out past Ozark Park and when I saw a "swinging bridge" road to the right I took it. First bridge was an old metal type then came to the old swinging bridge--beautiful but a little scary to cross and also I was alone--kind of middle of woods place--i got some great pics!

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Thank ritarealtor
Moberly, Missouri
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Take a right AFTER little bridge to find the big one!! Fun to look for, fun to see and experience! Worth the drive!!

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1 Thank Claricems
Kirksville, Missouri
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It was very out of the way. The bridges were cool, but there was no signage or anything to give any history or information about it. I found them really neat to drive on, but I'm not sure I'd make the drive again.

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Thank MartinFamilyKV
Stover, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Few bridges like this exist any longer. The construction is primitive compared to bridges made today. As you drive across the bridge you can feel the boards creek and move. The cables move and weight is made to put more tension on them. This is truly a "moving experience" Worth the drive, especially if yoy are a car or history... More 

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Thank Michael F
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We finally found this place. We heard "banjos" if you know what I mean. But great fun hearing the bridges m of an and swing as we crossed them. Fun side trip. Watch for now closed Arrowhead Cave on drive into swinging bridges. Intent was a dance hall and restaurant, but didn't materialize.

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Marissa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Totally out of the way,but worth it. Something you don't see everyday. It is about 12 miles away from Osage Beach. There are actually two bridges. You can walk a crossed them but be careful,because they are still used.

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Thank Melissa S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had to drive a little ways to find the swinging bridge, but when we got there, my husband was like, is this it? Yup, you just go over one bridge in the woods.

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1 Thank Purplegram
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide at the caves recommend this spot. It is off the beaten path on a gravel road but with it. The area is pretty, the bridge is really cool and there are a couple of great fishing spots under the bridge. Glad we made the trip.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Its about 12 miles outside of Osage Beach and the final 2 miles is gravel road. The bridge was built in 1931 and moans and groans as you drive across it. The first smaller bridge is nothing compared to the larger one. You can drive or walk across. It is a... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We got to go over one of the bridges and it was so much fun. Then the road washed out. There were people behind us that tried to go farther but ended up have to back up all the way off the next bridge, there was no road left at the end! The kids were amazed by the flood waters,... More 

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