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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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Old bridge with a swimming hole that you could almost have to yourself.

This bridge, as crazy as it sounds can be driven across; even though in places your foot can slip through the boards. How do I know? I walked across, rather than drove. If someone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackie-JorgeG
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Peculiar, Missouri
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Washington, Missouri
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Trina L
Spring Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Curtis O
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very attraction place to go on Longest Swinging bridge made us so exciting to feel the movement and went on surrounding areas to walk through.. It's beautiful and peaceful that you and the family can spend time there without being distraction.. We the family loves it there and want to go back there again..

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Thank rlemonz69
Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride to the bridges was fun. While holding our collective breaths we drove over the first bridge, but absolutely refused to drive over the second one. Instead, with much trepidation, we walked. And it was a WOW experience. There are warped pieces of wood, big holes in a few places and an eerie feeling of time long ago. It... More 

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Thank MissMem
Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were close to the swinging bridge and so we drove the extra few minutes to drive across it. It's ok. I'm not sure I'd drive out of my way to visit here. There are some missing planks on one of the bridges. They look like they are about to fall apart too. 😳

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Thank Debbie O
Peculiar, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge, as crazy as it sounds can be driven across; even though in places your foot can slip through the boards. How do I know? I walked across, rather than drove. If someone asks where it is, the best way to explain is "down in the holler". Just off Swinging Bridge Road that is so full of ruts and... More 

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Thank Jackie-JorgeG
Shelby, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not for the faint of heart! Very thrilling and super exciting for the whole family. We drove over both bridges (the other one is right after this one if you take a right right after this bridge & it is even better!) Highly recommended and my most favorite part of our trip. Raw, Free entertainment.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When heading here do not go into the park to get to the bridges - you get to them on Swinging Bridge Road - which is all dirt and gravel. The bridges were pretty cool - it's hard to believe they are still drive-able. We ventured down another road and ended up at the primitive camping sites. The road was... More 

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