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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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It's a really old bridge, have the right expectations

This bridge dates back to WWII, so yes it's OLD and RICKETY. If you have a physical disability or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leigh B
via mobile
Fun adventure

Great side trip when you need a break from the sun and the lake. Fun to walk over but even more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheboygan WI
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“gravel road” (16 reviews)
“state park” (15 reviews)
“weight limit” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bridge dates back to WWII, so yes it's OLD and RICKETY. If you have a physical disability or fear of heights, (or hate driving on gravel roads), this is probably an attraction you want to skip. It is a unique experience and definitely worth...More

Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great side trip when you need a break from the sun and the lake. Fun to walk over but even more fun to drive over. Be prepared to take a few wrong turns to find the bridges.

Thank intheglen
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this fun little detour. The first bridge is of steel and is quite loud. We parked and walked the 2nd (wooden) bridge before we drove it. It was cool to see the river down between the slates, as well as all the cracks...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Very unique and cool place to visit with family. Easy to find and great scenery along the way. Even saw a huge box turtle!

Thank Mitzi M
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Would not go again. The bridges are in disrepair. Did not feel safe, even walking across them. The road is not marked very good and an unimproved dirt road to get there. You would think the state park department would improve this attraction.

Thank crabtreedolores
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Beautiful area,cool bridges and great fishing,you can wade and fish or plenty of shoreline to catch white bass 1-3lbs and hybrids 1-6lbs and an occasional largemouth.

Thank David K
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Took the gravel road back to the 2 swinging bridges. The first one was rough and noisy. The 2nd one was kind of a rush. If you walk it before you drive it, you may not drive it. Just do it. Pretty scary but very...More

Thank Kathyrose2013
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Been there three times with family and friends. We're going back this Summer. It's fun to walk and drive on. So much fun!!

2  Thank Bev G
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This is kinda out in the middle of nowhere--but very cool. We started driving on it & I asked my husband to stop & back off of it. He didn't, and you have to turn around to get back over. It is very old I'd...More

Thank Denise80817
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I wasn't actually sure this bridge would hold our car. Small, narrow and apparently sturdy because we made it across safely. There are two. The first is not so bad. The second is longer, looks more rickety and you cannot see if someone is coming...More

Thank familytraveler455
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kathyrose2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, free ride if you dare!
Michelle G
April 17, 2017|
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.
Chris R
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.