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.

In addition to being a National Historic Landmark, the bridge has been designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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. 


Roebling News

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If a new person donates money using a check or the donations form instead of the Membership and Dues form. They are simply a donor, not a member. If you want to make them a member instead, then log in as the Membership Manager and use the Membership & Dues form to add them in as a new member. Record their donation amount in the space provided. When you get to the bottom, us the special button named, "Save Without Payment (Admin)" to record the payment and add the person as a member.

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To record payment for dues that was sent in by check, do the following:

  1. Log in as administrator
  2. Go to the page
  3. Fill in the form for the member
  4. Click the button named, "Save Without Payment (admin)"

This will record the payment without processing a payment through PayPal.

Remeber that this creates a payment transaction, but there are more steps.

  1. Now go to the transactions page:
  2. Find the transaction, click Edit on that line
  3. Scroll down to the form below all the transactions.
  4. Match the tranaction to a member using the blue area on the right
  5. Click the Update button at the bottom

““… this bridge, when constructed, will possess great claims as a national monument. As a splendid work of art and as a remarkable specimen of the modern engineering and construction, it will stand unrivaled upon the continent. Its gigantic features will speak loudly in favor of the energy and enterprise of its possession.””

John A. Roebling, 1846


Take the Virtual Tour

Hear some interesting history and stories about key parts of the bridge.

Take the virtual tour.


Your donations keep the lights shining and the flags flying.






The CCSBC welcomes cash or electronic donations to support the work of the Committee. Please donate online using the button above.


The John A. Roebling Bridge Webcam

The webcam is powered by EarthCam and is sponsored by the Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee and Corporex.