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Description: Caption reads: "OLDEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN AMERICA. Cincinnati, O. Hamilton Co." The architect of the John A Roebling Suspension bridge, which spans the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Covington, Kentucky, was John A Roebling. It was built in 1856 and added to the National Register of Historical Places on May 15, 1975. The name was changed from Cincinnati-Covington Suspension Bridge on June 27, 1983, to honor the designer and builder. When the first pedestrians crossed on December 1, 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet in the main span. Over 166,000 walked across the bridge in the first two days. The bridge is now owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, who bought it from the Covington-Cincinnati Bridge Company in 1953 for a price of $4.2 million dollars. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B06F10_018_1
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio); Bridges--Ohio; Ohio Economy --Architecture and Engineering
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)