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Address: 3rd Street, Columbus Junction, IA
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Swing on by to see it

For a great attraction, it isn't that great but since it is a swinging bridge I upped my overall rating of it. You can access the bridge from either the 4th street or 3rd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IA_Hawks
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Iowa
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513 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a great attraction, it isn't that great but since it is a swinging bridge I upped my overall rating of it. You can access the bridge from either the 4th street or 3rd street side, but there is a better parking area on the 3rd street side, along with a small history of the bridge as well. While the... More 

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1 Thank IA_Hawks
Muscatine, Iowa
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

at the cable supported bridge in Columbus Jct., IA. I am 64 years old and I have been to the bridge many times since I was a young boy. It is historic. Today, I take my grandkids there to see and walk across the swinging bridge. The kids love doing that! I believe the bridge was originally constructed to link... More 

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Thank Beavercowboy
Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

There probably aren't many swinging bridges left so if you're passing nearby, stop and walk across it! The local legend of an Indian maiden jumping to her death seems a bit far fetched. And being supposedly haunted is also far fetched. The cool air comes from the ravine the bridge goes over. The temperature is cooler in this area! I... More 

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Thank ponyexpress11
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This was not on our direct route we were taking on vacation, but the detour was well worth the time and distance. The bridge is very wobbly, so if you are afraid of heights, or you are pretty unsteady on your feet, this might not be the best choice for you. The scenery was very beautiful. Fun place to stop.

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Thank Marilyn T
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Boy once it starts swinging hold on... It was fun to cross, but if you have a fear of heights. Tread at your own risk.... Lol

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Thank Chrystal J
Missouri
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161 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped because we saw the sign. Just a block from the road and a spectacular view. We crossed and took lots of pics. Made a great memory for our Iowa trip.

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2 Thank happysmile165
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015

We got lost on our way to see this fabulous attraction, but it was well worth the extra effort to find. Not only is the bridge nice in-and-of-itself, it provides a gorgeous view. We were all by ourselves the day we went. What a lovely place in a residential setting.

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2 Thank Hannah520
Washington, IA
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This bridge is unique and it's worth a quick stop if you happen to be driving through. It's pretty well maintained and a fun place for kids.

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1 Thank Katie M
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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234 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2015

just a block off the highway, stop and see this, some may not want to cross it. it is fun, if not a bit shaky, but a very pretty area.

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1 Thank llittle
Rock Island, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Thought we would "swing" by and see this bridge on our way through the area. It WAS worth the stop! Literally just sits between two neighborhoods spanning a huge ravine. I must admit I only made it about 1/4th of the way across before turning back!

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