Famous swinging foot bridge spanning the Mulberry River between Oark and Catalpa in northern Johnson County. Original bridge I was told was built in the 1930s or 1940s. Washed out several times through the years from numerous floods. Beautiful location and with a lot of great scenery around. Privately built bridge with sign attached that reads, "Use At Own Risk", and a small box for donations for the upkeep of the bridge. Well worth the visit with 2 really good country cafes nearby; The Ozark Cafe and the Catalpa Cafe. Found this bridge many years ago, but it took me until 2011 to finally get the photos I wanted.
Posted August 24, 2014, by Kimberly Schutzenhofer (KSchutzenh [at] aol [dot] com)
As of 8/22/14 the bridge is washed out. Made a trip from St. Louis just to see it and it was gone. They said it was washed out about a month before I made the trip. Disappointed but I met some really cool people in the little town.