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Swinging Bridge

3rd Street, Columbus Junction, IA
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Childhood Memories Rekindled

I used to walk up here from my Aunt and Uncle's home downtown to play on the bridge when I visited... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
William B
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Columbus, Ohio
Woah!

This was pretty cool, BUT, if you are afraid of heights don't do it. I'm not afraid of heights and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
bookjnky
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Milan, Indiana
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ravine” (5 reviews)
“neighborhoods” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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3rd Street, Columbus Junction, IA
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I used to walk up here from my Aunt and Uncle's home downtown to play on the bridge when I visited. Now 50 years later that same bridge scares the crap out of the old me. It is cool to walk across but don't do...More

2  Thank William B
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This was pretty cool, BUT, if you are afraid of heights don't do it. I'm not afraid of heights and it freaked me out a little bit. I'm heavyset so I'm not sure if that played a part in it but the bridge really got...More

1  Thank bookjnky
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Saw the marker for this site and made a brief stop. It's a nice old pedestrian bridge spanning a small gorge. It's pretty but not likely worth a special trip. There were also some giant concrete Lego pieces used as guardrails for parking. Kids would...More

Thank kgilbert78
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Heading south and haven't been here since I was a young girl, husband has never been there! It was fun and on our way

Thank Wendi S
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Long drive to get to the middle of nowhere! If you are afraid of heights it is probably gonna make you gag up lunch. It was cool jumping, bouncing, and white knuckling it holding onto the guide wires. Be careful if you have jokesters who...More

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

For a great attraction, it isn't that great but since it is a swinging bridge I upped my overall rating of it. You can access the bridge from either the 4th street or 3rd street side, but there is a better parking area on the...More

1  Thank IA_Hawks
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

at the cable supported bridge in Columbus Jct., IA. I am 64 years old and I have been to the bridge many times since I was a young boy. It is historic. Today, I take my grandkids there to see and walk across the swinging...More

1  Thank Beavercowboy
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

There probably aren't many swinging bridges left so if you're passing nearby, stop and walk across it! The local legend of an Indian maiden jumping to her death seems a bit far fetched. And being supposedly haunted is also far fetched. The cool air comes...More

Thank ponyexpress11
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was not on our direct route we were taking on vacation, but the detour was well worth the time and distance. The bridge is very wobbly, so if you are afraid of heights, or you are pretty unsteady on your feet, this might not...More

Thank Marilyn T
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Boy once it starts swinging hold on... It was fun to cross, but if you have a fear of heights. Tread at your own risk.... Lol

Thank Chrystal J
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