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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

John A. Roebling Bridge

 
 
John A. Roebling Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Gilbertson, August 28, 2010
1. John A. Roebling Bridge Marker
Inscription. John A Roebling (1806-1869), pioneer civil engineer, was the designer and builder of the Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge which was completed in 1866. It served as the prototype for Roebling’s design of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was complete in 1882 under the direction of his son, Washington A. Roebling, chief engineer. On June 27, 1982, the Commonwealth of Kentucky officially renamed the Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge in honor of the designer and builder.
 
Erected 1984 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Location. 39° 5.42′ N, 84° 30.548′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Court Avenue (Kentucky Route 17) 0.1 miles north of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roebling Suspension Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Fortifications (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covington Blue Sox (about 500 feet away); Ben Lucien Burman (about 600 feet away); Simon Kenton
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Gilbertson, August 28, 2010
2. National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Marker
(about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (about 700 feet away); Kennedy House (about 800 feet away); The Point (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
ASM International Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Gilbertson, August 28, 2010
3. ASM International Marker
The Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge (1987) - view from southwest image. Click for full size.
By William Gus Johnson, June 1987
4. The Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge (1987) - view from southwest
Significance: At the time of its completion this suspension bridge was the longest in the world. It remains one of the nation's foremost suspension bridges.- Historic American Buildings Survey
Roebling Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
5. Roebling Suspension Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts.   4. submitted on .   5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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