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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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Exciting Walk!

Drove over the first metal bridge and thought that was easy then just a little further the BIG OLD... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Joyce C
Crazy old bridge!

This bridge is something else! We walked across the long bridge with the wooden deck. It seemed too... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“gravel road” (18 reviews)
“state park” (16 reviews)
“long drive” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Drove over the first metal bridge and thought that was easy then just a little further the BIG OLD WOODEN bridge. We walked across and it was pretty exciting! A car came by afterwards and we were very glad that we were not on the...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This bridge is something else! We walked across the long bridge with the wooden deck. It seemed too sketchy for us to drive our pickup across it. Some of the boards are missing. Some of the bolts holding the boards on are missing. It was...More

Thank GroceryManAndGirls
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

There are 2 bridges: the first one is wooden (larger, longer) & the second one (smaller & shorter) has more metal to it. We did NOT drive on either as both looked unsafe. However, I rate this as a 5 because it's worth seeing, experiencing,...More

Thank ubuibme
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is not the sort of thing that most people I know would take their car on, but as soon as we heard about it, we headed out in our brand new 2017 car and drove it right over both bridges! I mean, why not?...More

Thank busitrav33
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We simply saw this on the map while driving across country, so we excuse the pun swung by. You have to drive quite a way in, and there is really nothing there but 2 suspension bridges 1000 feet apart that carry traffic one way. Hubby...More

Thank Travelwithnise
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I've been camping under this bridge since I was a young boy. My Grandma who was cherokee used to live up the road. Her name was Daisy Musick My mom, uncles and aunts used to play there as kids all the time. My uncles would...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

this is a bit out of the way... interesting bridge but made me nervous and did not even try to drive across it. worth seeing though

2  Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We came across info on the internet about these bridges and decided to find them. Quite a long drive down a gravel road but well worth the trip. A bit of history. Bridge needs repair.

Thank Lois B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was our second trip to see the bridge. Took our daughters and grandson. They loved it. Lots of pictures. Fun family time.

Thank Alan502
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We drove across and didn't feel a thing but walking across was definitely an experience!!! It's pretty here and worth the few minute trip off the main road.

1  Thank Hillary P
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
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Response from Kathyrose2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, free ride if you dare!
Michelle G
17 April 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
14 November 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.