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

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Scary but neat.

We drove a little out of the way to find these bridges. They are located off of HWY 42 off of Swinging Bridges Road. There is a small suspension bridge you drive across to get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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central missouri
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The best part was finding the bridge, then parking under it and walking along the sandbar. The bridge is kinda cool, but we didn't find it "scary" as others have said. If you are nearby, take a look. If it's a long drive for you, you might want to try something else unless you are a fan of unique bridges.

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Waring, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a great day and drive to the two bridges- wish it was warmer for a swim and picnic- reminded us of days gone by at the Ruvers!

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STL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We drove a little out of the way to find these bridges. They are located off of HWY 42 off of Swinging Bridges Road. There is a small suspension bridge you drive across to get to the bigger bridge. I was too afraid to drive across the big bridge, but I did see a small truck with a boat go... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

this is a favorite spot to get away from the crowd at the lake. The old suspension bridge which still handles traffic is a tribute to engineering of the past. The setting in the ozark hills is perfect for taking pictures, with calm clear water below and kids playing, or canoes gliding through the water you get a true feel... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Cool spot Wirth the drive. After I left I started down some dirt road back in time it seemed. Finally came out on hwy A. Fun twist road to fly around on. Beautiful country.

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Camdenton, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

It is a bit out of the way. Easier to get to if you come from Rt 42. The bridges are interesting but the best part for us was watching a Bald Eagle hunt and feed.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you like an out of the way place to visit and don't mind the wooden deck. Worth the drive to see, walk over and drive over

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New Berlin, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was fun. It's not an amusement park kind of fun, but definitely worth the drive. It can be difficult to find, but another reviewer has written terrific directions. We went 4th of July weekend 2014 and this road was busy with locals driving through and they are very nice and I believe they think it is amusing that we... More 

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Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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