The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is by far my favorite bridge spanning the Ohio River. It is an absolutely beautiful piece of history that connects Covington, KY to Cincinnati. The bridge looks amazing at night, so I had to get down there to take some pictures of it! There is some convenient parking just under the bridge, and served as the perfect place to snap some quick shots of the bridge and the amazing Cincinnati skyline.
This bridge was built in 1866, and was designed by John A. Roebling. That is the same man who designed the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC. In fact, the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati served as a prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge before it was built! The building for the bridge began in 1856 and lasted for 10 years. In 1866 when the bridge first opened, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet. While it no longer holds that claim, it is still a valuable piece of history and it's right here in Ohio!
The bridge is used now to connect the hotels and bars of Covington to the restaurants and stadiums in Cincinnati. A lot of pedestrians still use the bridge, and it is definitely worth taking a quick walk across. You can just feel the history and see all the character of a bridge that has been standing for nearly 150 years.
....also, I just had to include this picture of the skyline that I snapped real quick. It was just the perfect clear night and there was even a baseball game going on! It just lit the city up so beautifully.