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

Roebling Suspension Bridge

 
 
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
1. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker
close up of marker, showing text
Inscription. First bridge to span Ohio River, connecting Kentucky and Ohio. John Augustus Roebling engineer, Amos Shinkle, president of Covington- Cincinnati Bridge Co. The formal opening of this bridge celebrated, Jan. 1, 1867. A prototype for framed Brooklyn Bridge, the Suspension Bridge remained open during tragic flood of 1937. Listed on National Register of Historic Places, 1975. 1977 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation 1601
 
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1601.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.452′ N, 84° 30.537′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Riverside Place, on the right when traveling west on Riverside Drive. Click for map. on the “Riverwalk”, under the south end of the Roebling Bridge. on the Kentucky shore of the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky accessible by taking Riverside Place, north off 2nd Street, to the brick pedestrian section of the Riverwalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker
looking west, bridge is in background
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John A. Roebling Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lucien Burman (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simon Kenton (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (about 600 feet away); The Point (about 700 feet away); Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (about 700 feet away); Kennedy House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker
bronze representation of Roebling's blueprint for the bridge
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
4. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker
detail of plaque
Roebling Suspension Bridge site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
5. Roebling Suspension Bridge site
the bridge, looking west from the statue
Roebling Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
6. Roebling Suspension Bridge
full view of bridge
Roebling Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
7. Roebling Statue
John Augustus Roebling
Riverwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
8. Riverwalk Marker
diagram of the Riverside Historic District located next to the Roebling Statue
<i> Suspension Bridge and View from the Kentucky Side of the Ohio River, Covington, Ky.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
9. Suspension Bridge and View from the Kentucky Side of the Ohio River, Covington, Ky.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   9. submitted on . • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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