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These old bridges are worth a look, and make a fun destination for an afternoon drive. Leave your... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cindy L
Boogity boogity to the bridge we go...

So maybe this isn’t the best find on vacation..but it is a quirky little local thing to do. I can’t... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MicheleZurcherEvrard
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Marion, Wisconsin
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Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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All reviews gravel road state park weight limit long drive out of the way couple miles wooden deck well worth the trip beautiful area unique experience deep breath an adventure turned around go ahead whole family metal scary
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These old bridges are worth a look, and make a fun destination for an afternoon drive. Leave your dog at home, or if you decide to bring him along, leave him in the car if temperatures permit. Neither bridge was my dog's cup of tea....More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So maybe this isn’t the best find on vacation..but it is a quirky little local thing to do. I can’t say that I’ve ever drove over a small swinging bridge, or for sure two in a row. And we drove over the first and walked...More

1  Thank MicheleZurcherEvrard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have read about the swinging bridges for a few years and never went until this past weekend. It was actually worth the short drive and an hour of time. There is really nothing to do once you are there but to walk or drive...More

Thank 2SmallTownTravelers
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The road leading in to bridges is dirt and we drove over both bridges before getting out to walk over the wooden one. There is a lovely swimming spot near the wooden bridge.

Thank Mon55
Reviewed August 31, 2018

A relic from the past, even before the Lake of the Ozarks was formed. Designed by Joe Dice, who had a 4th grade education. He had designed several bridges in the area, but I believe only 3 still exist. Some fell when the Lake was...More

Thank David N
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Remote & interesting. And route we passed the pumpkin cave! Looks like a really fun destination spot for October. I’m can patch, playground and a large cave. Pass that we’re the swinging Bridges. We walked on them and enjoyed going down to the water. A...More

Thank seasiober
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Granted, this is an attraction where you spend more time driving there than you spend actually enjoying the attraction. It doesn't matter. The journey is part of what makes it so interesting. We approached from the Richland area instead of Osage Beach. There was a...More

2  Thank Brett J
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The directions are easy to follow. Well worth the trip to see. We drove across the metal one but opted to walk across the wood one. With a boat and heavy truck, we would of well exceeded the weight limit of it. The family joined...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We were able to visit and take some pictures. We actually drove over both bridges. It is a little hard to find...but worth the drive.

Thank Diablo27
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

It was kinda hard to find. We stopped at the caverns to get a map. Lots of driving down in paved roads to get to it. Was kinda scary, but worth checking out.

Thank Brianna H
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FRANKLIN R
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kathyrose2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, free ride if you dare!
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Michelle G
April 17, 2017|
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Response from DustinHolmes | Reviewed this property |
The road is not paved. There are places to turn around on each side of the bridge so you can drive to the bridge and turn around without having to cross it.
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ChrisR5734
November 14, 2016|
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Response from MissMem | Reviewed this property |
The suggestions below sound correct. All I remember is that it was futher than we expected. But we loved the adventure.
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