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Swinging Bridge

Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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Nice Unique Spot to Check Out

We simply saw this on the map while driving across country, so we excuse the pun swung by. You have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Orlando, Florida
My family used to have family reunions here, and my great grandma lived not to far up the road.

I've been camping under this bridge since I was a young boy. My Grandma who was cherokee used to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob H
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“gravel road” (17 reviews)
“state park” (16 reviews)
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Highway 42, Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach, MO 72560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 12 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
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is off the main roads-- the must go on gravel to get here but it is a treasure! I won't drive across it but you can park close by and walk across. It is a great place to take photos. Very unique. Take water...More

Thank LawdawgsMom
Reviewed 26 July 2017

On our recent first time trip to the Ozarks we wanted to explore the state park (mostly due to it being a free activity). The drive was pretty on our way to the Swinging Bridge landmark, I did not realize we were going to drive...More

1  Thank JustYourAverageJoan
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I was just happy we survived. The kids seem to enjoy it, but they are irrational. Zoom in on the picture and you'll see the broken, cracked boards. It is a one way bridge.

Thank Cleoney
Reviewed 27 June 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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.