Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati

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The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, originally known as the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. When the first pedestrians crossed on December 1, 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at main span. Pedestrians use the bridge to get between the sports venues in Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium, Great American Ball Park, and U.S. Bank Arena) and the hotels, bars, restaurants, and parking lots in Northern Kentucky. The bar and restaurant district at the foot of the bridge on the Kentucky side is known as Roebling Point.Ramps were constructed leading directly from the bridge to the Dixie Terminal building used for streetcars. These provided Covington–Cincinnati streetcars "with a grade-separated route to the center of downtown, and the terminal building was originally intended to connect, via underground pedestrian passages, with the never-built Fountain Square Station of the infamous Cincinnati Subway." When streetcar service ceased in the 1950s the terminal was converted to a diesel bus terminal. The ramps were removed in 1998 when it ceased being used as a bus terminal.
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  • It's hard to write a review of a bridge so I'm going to keep this short. I like to explore and I do street art photography. I was staying in Cincinnati, but had a few walls to check out in Covington s...  more »
  • The Roebling Bridge is Cincinnati. The older sister to the Brooklyn Bridge is just as lovely as the first time I ever saw it. Great for nighttime photos!  more »
  • If you can see the bridge you have so a little the feeling one is in New York City - the little sister. Also around, everything is nicely done. Worth it for a small walk in fine weather.
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  • This suspension bridge in Cincinnati was stunning! I'm terrified of heights but the climb up to see the boats going by was worth it (just don't look down!) :-) The area around the bridge on the Ohio side is full of beautiful landscaping, gardens, swings, a playground, and fun activities for all ages (like a giant in-ground piano and exercise path). The architecture of the bridge is absolutely beautiful. Don't miss it!
  • My kids love this. We call it the Singing Bridge because of the humming sound it makes as you're driving across it. This is a great little bridge to take if the other bridges are backed up with traffic.
  • Absolutely amazing the history makes this stunning structure even more interesting. Take a ride on the B&B riverboats and learn more about its history.
  • Super cool (rain man)bridge. Feels neat when you drive over it. Good back up of the Brent Spence is shut down.
  • Still one of the most recognizable, iconic, and beautiful bridges in the United States, built as a precursor to the Brooklyn Bridge John Roebling bridge is still in excellent shape and is still wonderful to Cross by car or on foot
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