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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Galesburg, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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