RoeblingFest 2014

This year's celebration will be on Saturday, June 21st.

Please save the date! More details to come--as they are finalized.

RoeblingFest 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013
11 am – 11 pm

RoeblingFest Poster 2012

Roebling Suspension Bridge Artwork Contest 2013

OBJECTIVE: The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is a National Historic Landmark. RoeblingFest is a celebration of the art, architecture, history and engineering of this bridge. Young artists are encouraged to submit their artwork depicting this historic bridge

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by May 25, 2013. Entries should be mailed or delivered to The Ascent: Sherry Roth 1 Roebling Way, #303 Covington, KY 41011

Friends Help Friends

Friends of the Bridge,

We need your participation in our effort to maintain the Roebling Bridge Lighting Flags and Grounds, improve RoeblingFest and educate the Public about the impact of the John R Roebling Suspension Bridge on the develpoment of the Ohio River Valley in this region.

RoeblingFest and the CCSCB Continue Partnership

Friends of the Bridge,
 RoeblingFest WAS great! Let's keep the momentum going as the Bridge receives additional recognition and as its Fame is growing. The Civil War Bicentennial is a perfect time to learn about the impact of this bridge then and for its amazing 150 year history. Follow the CCSBC website for updates on the specific milestones during the construction phase of this National Historic Landmark. Recall that the Roebling Bridge was built starting in 1853.

Roebling Built a Mighty Bridge

©2011, Patrick Ewing   gofertunes, ASCAP

John Roebling built a mighty bridge
To Link the North and South
Runs from Cincinnati
To the Licking River’s mouth

Heal the wounded nation
Bind the pain and all the loss
Suspended steel and cable
And he let the people cross
Yes, he did, he let the people cross

When I see the morning sun
Shine on that majestic span
I know this was the dream of a man

There’s a bridge in Brooklyn
It gets a lot of fame
But it was on the mighty Ohio River where

Covington Quest at RoeblingFest 2013

Details to follow! Look for more information at Covington Quest home page.

The Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Civil War

By Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann

CCSBC Historian

An 1866 illustration of the Roebling Suspension Bridge shows the newly constructed bridge spanning the Ohio River. It appeared late in the Civil War in Harper’s Weekly and then was reprinted in Harper’s Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion in 1866. It shows the Ohio River filled with steamboats making their way up and downstream. It reminds us that work continued on the bridge during the War Between the States.


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