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

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Quite a sight if you're in the area!

It was a little rainy when we visited. Nevertheless, we were still able to explore the area. My mother and I were really impressed with the structure itself. We didn't realize how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bridges are not located on Highway 42! The area is called swinging bridges because there are two suspension bridges located near each other in Miller County. From Highway 42 take Swinging Bridges Road just West of Brumley. A few miles down you will cross the smaller of the two bridges. This bridge has a metal surface that reminds me... More 

Thank DustinHolmes
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a little rainy when we visited. Nevertheless, we were still able to explore the area. My mother and I were really impressed with the structure itself. We didn't realize how strong the bridges were until we were walking around and a truck drives across! We really enjoyed the views and the short hike around the area. I wouldn't... More 

Thank LizzyMarie23
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just waited for a car to cross it - I did after I saw a car crossing. Is not that bad. It didn't swing for me.

Thank bcpr02
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This was an awesome attraction. The bridge is really tight, barely fit my truck. The weight limit is only 3 tons so any vehicle larger than a 1/2 ton pickup will be too heavy. If you drive a dually, you're not going to fit. There is a tent camping area on the north side which is pretty remote. You'll be... More 

Thank Harry S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We visited Ozarks State Park and the Swinging Bridge a few years ago. Very nice park and the bridge was fun. It does swing. We took my motorcycle to the park and, when I said we were riding across the bridge, my wife climbed off and said she would walk.

Thank Dick L
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301 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We enjoy seeing old bridges and this didn't disappoint. The road back to the bridge is in good shape but gets worse past the bridge. We first drove over the bridge but after returning, we parking the car and walked across it. We were able to see the fish and other objects in water by doing so. I would recommend... More 

Thank DonkArizona
Leasburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Interesting history; will bring back old memories if you grew up somewhere where these type of bridges were the norm. Not too far off of 42; good place for a short stop and a few photos.

Thank maria p
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Ok place but not a highlight or don't miss kind of place. 2 bridges at. The end of gravel road, seemingly to nowhere

Thank Terry G
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

It's pretty cool bridges but they don't swing. They're just old and rickety and loud to drive over. Neat to experience but I wouldn't go back.

Thank V2662JNchristopherw
Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We decided to drive to Swinging Bridge as a day outing. Our map software took us in from the south and we drove about 5 miles on gravel roads (recently graded). We arrived at the bridge and simply drove across. Once across, we pulled into a small gravelled area and walked back onto the bridge. As we walked onto the... More 

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