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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Osage Beach
Type: Bridges
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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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
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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

These are two old bridges which have been there so long they're falling apart. I'm not sure they were that sturdy in the first place. The State Safety Board just hasn't been by in a long while to condemn structures. That's the exciting part -walking across the bridges let alone drive a vehicle across them. Beware, there is a washboard... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Not sure if we really got to the right bridges but drove over the swinging bridges. I must say if you have a clean car you will not when you leave. The roads we ended up on were all dirt and very bad. Need to use some four wheel drive. Excellent ride a must see.

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Nauvoo, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a heart stopper! The bridge is basically made from wires holding up metal beams....that seems a little safe compared to the boards on the bridge! You need to know that there is no "walking path" on the bridge. If you see a car coming, you need to get off the bridge or stand to the far side and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My Mom and I had a bit of a hard time finding this bridge, we kept driving into the state park which you do not want to do. We finally found it after a long drive on a gravel road. We got there about sunset and was a little creepy. We walked halfway across and turned back as it was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Started out Saturday near Lake of the Ozarks State Park attempting to find the bridge attraction that I noted on tripadvisor. We couldn't find it Saturday evening without having specific directions as we drove from Osage Beach east on Highway 42 past the state park toward Brumley. Turned around east of Brumley and returned to Osage Beach feeling dejected that... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Bridge was rebuilt few years back after car went into the creek. Great place to take the family to camp, fish, and get back to nature. Hard to find but, you can ask around and get directions from the locals and they may even be so kind to lead you out there to it.

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