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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 Bridge 

(Officially opened January 1, 1867) 

The John A. Roebling Bridge, named for the civil engineer who designed it, has been an iconic Cincinnati bridge along the city skyline for over a century and a half. When the Roebling Bridge opened to traffic on January 1, 1867, its 1,057-foot span made it the longest 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.

 

“It 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

 

Roebling News

Flagpole on South Tower Repaired

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The Covington Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee takes care of the decorative lighting, flags and promotes our historic Roebling Suspension Bridge. The flag pole line on the south tower was stuck. The National Flag Company sent a pole climber to the rescue! Check out the links below to see pictures and video of the pole climber. 

 

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