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Swinging Bridges Road, Brumley, MO 72560
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Odyssey23868877165 wrote a review Nov 2020
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I only live a little over an hour from here near Columbia, MO so I have been here several times. For me these old bridges may be an hour distant, but they are a world away. I've always been interested in history, especially how people traveled, communicated, and interacted, especially in rural areas. There are actually 2 bridges on this road, both of which are well worth going out of the way if you are planning on visiting Lake of the Ozarks. I'd especially say to make the effort to see these if you are from a large urban area, they are a fascinating contrast to city life, and a interesting glimpse into rural life in the early part of the 20th century. These would also be an excellent place to visit for someone interested in civil engineering.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Chrissymae13 wrote a review Nov 2020
Grand Island, Nebraska38 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our family really enjoyed venturing down the gravel road to the bridges. We were amazed at the first one, then awestruck by the second one! We walked and drove across both of them, and walked the trails around the larger of the two. Great way to spend an afternoon viewing wildlife and enjoying nature!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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B. B. wrote a review Oct 2020
Minnesota97 contributions25 helpful votes
It's two swinging bridges. Remember that... It's a nice drive out there.... It's a drive on gravel. You pass by a cool pumpkin patch playland if you go this time of year. It's was a rainy, cool, fall day when we went and I totally enjoyed it. We drove over the one bridge. The big one, with the wooden boards and 3 ton limit, we did not. We parked the car and walked it. Beautiful view. Just think of it this way..... This is an earlier version and small scale of what the Golden Gate Bridge, and others are....... Amazing!!! Enjoy the journey......
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Leslie J wrote a review Sep 2020
Marshfield, Missouri4 contributions
Don't give up driving to find this gem! The kind of experience you remember. The bridges are old and don't have rails so watch little kids on these. But the sound of driving over it is amazing.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Casey R wrote a review Sep 2020
Omaha, Nebraska19 contributions2 helpful votes
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I loved my experience visiting the Swinging Bridges! There are parts of the road leading up to the swings that allow you to pull to the side and park if you are not wanting to drive across. I would recommend at least driving across the smaller bridge to get to the larger one, though. You can get out & walk across, just keep your eye out for vehicles driving as there isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room. When standing in the middle of the bridge I could definitely feel it swinging. Great stop for taking photos while also checking out all that goes into the structure and keeping it stable. While slightly intimidating, driving across the larger bridge was not nearly as terrifying as I had imagined, we just had to be mindful of vehicles coming from the other direction as there is only room for one vehicle at a time and trying to reverse once on the bridge proves to be slightly more of a challenge!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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