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I thought it was pretty cool

Granted, this is an attraction where you spend more time driving there than you spend actually... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brett J
Northbrook, Illinois
Interesting place to visit

We were able to visit and take some pictures. We actually drove over both bridges. It is a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Louis, Missouri
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Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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All reviewsgravel roadstate parkweight limitlong drivecouple milesbit out of the waywooden deckwell worth the tripbeautiful areaunique experiencedeep breathhonor systeman adventureturned aroundwhole familymetalscary
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A unique experience at the Lake! You can actually see the wooden boards bend underneath cars crossing it...which causes about half its visitors not to drive on it. But if you take the time to get there, definitely walk if not drive on it! It...More

3  Thank Abby S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Took some gravel roads to get to the Swinging Bridge. At first I thought it was just something to look at until I saw people driving on it. We walked over it and some of the boards looked liked they needed replaced. As we were...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Must drive the bridge, that's the fun part and the scenery is beautiful. The bad reviews say they walked it and took night pics... NOPE. It's historic and sketchy, that's the part that makes it thrilling and I found it to be one of my...More

1  Thank adamwomack
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Although other reviews are divided, if you like historic sites out in nature, these bridges are something you don’t see everyday. Don’t overpromise, it’s just driving or walking over two bridges. Too wooded to really picnic. Worth it if you like unique experiences that are...More

1  Thank D8628OOamyh
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The Swinging Bridge is a 15-20 minute ride from Osage Beach! Really glad that we made the trip. It is in a beautiful wooded area over a narrow river. There were campsites, a swiming area and laughter below the bridge! We went a little late...More

1  Thank MKTBE
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We saw the reviews and decided to check it out. From Osage Beach parkway, you are looking at a one-way trip of about 20 minutes through hilly, winding roads. The last couple miles are a gravel road. The bridge was ok......I definitely wouldn't go out...More

3  Thank 5CUBEZ
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Kathyrose2013 | Reviewed this property |
No, free ride if you dare!
Michelle G
18 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.