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 has been an iconic landmark over the Ohio River for more than 150 years. Designed by civil engineer John Roebling, the bridge officially opened to traffic on January 1, 1867. Its 1,075 foot span made it the longest bridge in the world.

The bridge is an engineering marvel that employed several new bridge-building techniques. Perhaps its most impressive features are the two primary cables, each containing 5,180 individual wires. The cables were “spun” in place using wire imported from England. A second set of cables was added in 1897 to support heavier loads.

Although the Roebling shares the riverfront with several bridges today, it remains a major thoroughfare for pedestrians and vehicles. Many residents use it to get to work each day, access the riverfront sports venues, and to reach the bars and restaurants in Covington and Cincinnati. 

We invite you to walk across the Roebling Bridge for an up-close look at its structure and the views offered along its span. 


“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

Bridge Restoration Work Planned

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award a contract this summer to perform maintenance and restoration work on the historic John A. Roebling Bridge. The project will replace the deteriorating stone at the top of both towers and the Ohio anchorage house located in Smale Park, featuring similar stone to maintain the historical integrity of this national historic landmark. The timeline for the project will be determined once a contractor is selected. Initial KYTC estimates later this year work will focus on the anchorage house.  The bigger portion of the project will start in February 2021 and will require a 9-month closure to vehicle traffic. 


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