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

Roebling Suspension Bridge

 
 
Refurbished Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 13, 2016
1. Refurbished Marker
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
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. on the “Riverwalk”, under the south end
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker - prior to refurbishment image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker - prior to refurbishment
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
More about this marker. In 1977 this marker replaced marker No. 620 titled “The Ohio Bridge.”
 
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker
looking west, bridge is in background
Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
4. 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
5. Roebling Suspension Bridge Marker
detail of plaque
Roebling Suspension Bridge site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
6. 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
7. Roebling Suspension Bridge
full view of bridge
Roebling Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
8. Roebling Statue
John Augustus Roebling
Riverwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
9. 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
10. Suspension Bridge and View from the Kentucky Side of the Ohio River, Covington, Ky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 18, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   10. submitted on November 22, 2014. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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