The Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee (CCSBC) is a citizens group dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the John A. Roebling Bridge.

Learn more about what we do and please consider joining our efforts.

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge 

(Officially opened January 1, 1867) 

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, named for the civil engineer who designed it, has been an iconic Cincinnati suspension bridge along the city skyline for nearly a century and a half. When the Roebling Suspension Bridge opened to traffic on January 1, 1867, its 1,057-foot span made it the longest suspension bridge in the world, a record it retained until 1883 when Roebling’s most famous project, the Brooklyn Bridge opened. 

In the end, the bridge proved an engineering marvel, the first of its kind to employ several new bridge-building techniques. Its most impressive feature: the two main cables, each containing 5,180 individual wires imported from England. A second set of cables was added in 1896 to support even heavier loads. 

Although the Roebling span shares the riverfront with several bridges today, it remains a major thoroughfare for pedestrians and vehicles. Many use it to get to work each day or as the path of choice to enjoy the bars and restaurants along both the Covington and Cincinnati riverfronts. Be sure to walk across the bridge to get an up-close look next time you’re in the area and plan to attend Roebling Fest held each June when Roebling enthusiasts come together to celebrate the landmark.


β€œIt was unquestionably the finest as well as the largest bridge of its kind built until that time. Both structurally and architecturally it was a triumph.”

David McCullough


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Roebling News

2019 Photo Contest Winners Released

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The 2019 Roebling Suspension Bridge Photo Contest was a great success! There were many very nice photos and winners were chosen by popular vote. Thank you to all the photographers who applied their craft to contribute such wonderful images of our historical landmark. And thank you to all those who voted online to determine these community chosen winners.


Roebling Events

To all Roebling Bridge lovers!

Our beautiful icon is going to shine!   BLINK is back!  BLINK is October 10 – 13, 2019.  It’s a free 4-day event that takes place in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.   There are 5 zones of focus:  Findlay Market, Over the Rhine, Downtown, The Banks and crossing the John A. Roebling Bridge into Covington.  
Our 152-year-old bridge is going to be the headliner for BLINK!  The Covington Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee (CCSBC) – @Roebling Suspension Bridge Facebook page and our Instagram @official.roebling.bridge would love for you to share your BLINK  Roebling Bridge pictures!  

Hours run from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. each night.  Come enjoy the nights of lights and watch our Roebling bridge shine!  

Keep the 2020 Photo Contest in mind when taking your shots!!


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