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Roebling Suspension Bridge

Ohio River, Cincinnati, OH (Central Business District)
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Ranked #13 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took this walk a few times from Civington. The river banks and bridge all light up at night make for a lovely, romantic walk! Beautiful old architecture!

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Brasilia, DF
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, OH and Covington, KY. When it was built (Dec 1866), it was teh longest suspension bridge in the world at 1-057 feet (322 m) main span. In Convigton side, there are beautiful paints at wall.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Drive over the bridge whose "twin" is in New York! This is the same bridge Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman drove over in the film "Rainman".

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York, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like historical old bridges this is definitely worth checking out. Nice short walk across, nice views, lots to see and do especially on Cincinnati side.

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I saw this bridge just at night when we walked it with my girlfriend from Kentucky to Ohio. It is so beautiful at night. I liked it so much more than famous Brooklyn Bridge! This was not overcrowded at all and there was just a few cars for the half an hour we were there. Great views as well. I... More

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Athens, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice option if your are staying in Covington and want to go to a ballgame or visit the Banks. Very walkable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Must drive across; it is easy to navigate back from Kentucky, not so much from Cincinnati but you'll figure it out.

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cincinnati
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've known this bridge for over a half century. Walked on it many times. WCET runs a fascinating video about it that I recommend. The son finished the bridge. The father lost toes and died from tetanus.

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Danville, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very cool bridge to walk across. Unbelievable how old this thing is. Nice walk and view of city from bridge. We took bridge over from Kentucky to do the river walk.

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Dayton OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

John Roebling was awarded the contract for the Brooklyn bridge based on the construction of this and the Wheeling, WV bridge. It is both worthy of study and traveling across. Reading about the effort it took to build a suspension bridge makes it all the more fascinating.

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