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Swinging Bridge

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Address: Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The bridge is nice but more than the bridge, the primitive camping area right after the bridge is pretty nice. Our plan was to just go to bridge, cross it and back but we ended up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
PeeyushBhalla
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Brumley, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ready for a Pleasant Surprise? From Osage Beach take Hwy 42 to Brumley. Just before Storage Buildings take a right on Swinging Bridges Road(Not Hwy C). About 1.5 miles you will cross Small Bridge. Go a short distance past that, turn Right and you are at Large Bridge. For best results make a Round Trip across it. On the West... More 

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Thank Dorless S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very interested in visiting the swinging bridge. There are actually two. When I crossed the first one with hesitation I had no idea of what was waiting. Second bridge was very scary driving over. So much so that I was shaking! Well worth the trip down the dirt road for a thrill of a lifetime of your brave enough... More 

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Thank Sue S
Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come out here a couple of times and this is a fun free attraction. Take 42 out of town about 8-9 miles. Right before you get to some orange and cream storage buildings turn right--called swinging bridges road:) first bridge is metal, second is wood and primitive $7 nightly campground on right after 2nd bridge. Great photo ops!

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Thank ritarealtor
Creve Coeur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two bridges to cross over that are fun and scary all at the same time. Short trip from town. Also a small camp ground along the river to go down and hang out. Enjoyed it.

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Thank Lynne R
Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge is nice but more than the bridge, the primitive camping area right after the bridge is pretty nice. Our plan was to just go to bridge, cross it and back but we ended up enjoying more that 30 mins by the river on the primitive camp grounds.

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Thank PeeyushBhalla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a spare hour and want to see a bit of off lake scenery, the swinging bridge is a fun 30 minutes of exploring. One time is enough but worth the detour to ride over it!

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Thank Allen T
Washington, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I thought we would drive around and see a few sights before dinner. Swinging Bridges was listed as #4 of things to do in the area so we input into our GPS and off we went. We drove 5 miles down a dirt road and only saw two other cars. Suddenly there is this old wooden bridge... More 

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Thank mimsyt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We visited in late July in the early evening. It was a long drive on a gravel road but the bridges were really cool! We parked and walked the first bridge and explored the area. It was so quiet and beautiful. We drove over the wood bridge to get to the second, smaller bridge. It made quite a racket but... More 

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the peaceful setting of these old swinging bridges. I'm not a fan of bridges personally, but walking on these was an experience.

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Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

I was visiting the area and had to come see the swinging bridge. I was in my Jeep Wrangler and it was way cool to go over the bridge. There are 2, one longer than the other. Pretty scary for my passenger. There are boards missing and it looks very old. There is a great area to swim on the... More 

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