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

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Cool to see the swinging bridges and drive across them. A reap piece of Missouri history! I hope they continue to maintain these and make them an area attraction. Very unique... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Built in 1912 this historical structure is so beautiful to see. there is a gravel bar below to swim at. There are two bridges here...suspension bridges.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

While living in Columbia, MO, we took weekend trips to various areas of the state. We love taking the road less traveled. What a surprise when we discovered the Swinging Bridges in Lake of the Ozarks State Park! You can still travel across them, carefully, mind you. It's amazing to see the engineering of days gone by surviving. It is... More 

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Albany, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was neat to see and get some great pictures of. The drive is nice if you like to see the scenery and enjoy taking pictures. I would go back.

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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is cool to see but you have to drive miles to get to it, it's way out on a gravel road that is not always maintained well. It's an old bridge that crosses a small river. It's not worth the drive out unless you just want to ruin your car on a gravel road

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Cool to see the swinging bridges and drive across them. A reap piece of Missouri history! I hope they continue to maintain these and make them an area attraction. Very unique adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

It was a little scary driving across the bridges but exciting. My son had a blast playing in the water under the bridge. The water is very clean. You can see the bottom all the way across. The water has a green/blue color, and we as a family had a blast! Highly recommend others to check it out.

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central missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Address: Address: Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach

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