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Roebling Suspension Bridge

Address: Ohio River, Cincinnati, OH (Central Business District)
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Ranked #9 of 65 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to actually get here, first try we ended up crossing another bridge into Cincinnati on a Saturday night. Never made it the first night. Went back the next morning around 8am and was the only person there, except the homeless that seem to live in the parking lot. The... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Roebling Suspension bridge was cool. Below it is Scale Park which is a beautiful park on the Ohio River. At night the bridge is lit up.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I gained a greater appreciation for this impressive feat of engineering. It's hard to get a true feel for how a historic site might impact you. It wasn't until I was standing at the base of the bridge reading up on the history that I could truly appreciate this work of engineering. I walked across this bridge. It is definitely... More 

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Totally worth a visit to the "Queen City" just to be able to walk across the Ohio River on this architectural masterpiece, and the Cincinnati skyline is absolutely stunning. Travel to Devou Park in Covington KY, to photograph the skyline and the suspension bridge!

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This structure was the longest bridge in the world when completed in the 1860's. Served as as the prototype for the younger Brooklyn Bridge by John Roebling's son. The bridge has been well maintained over the years and retains some of its original charm dispite the larger truss added int eh 1860 and the modern lighting and railings. Great walk... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This bridge, built by the Roeblings of Trenton, New Jersey in the mid 19th century, was the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge. It is actually a scaled down version of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is the first steel wire suspension bridge ever built. You can walk across the bridge -- a nice experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

1867 opening and still handles traffic and walkers to and from the REDS and Bengals and the Banks restaurant area

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

i love this bridge. the singing bridge. love the views from it. love how it sounds driving across. love walking over it and feeling all shaky from the height love the blue color and the lights. love how it looks in pictures. love taking pictures of it. it always evokes a sense of history. our little brooklyn bridge. it is... More 

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Morehead, Kentucky
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you can't make it to New York City to see the Brooklyn Bridge then this is the next best thing. It is a great walk.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Cool old bridge built by John Roebling crosses the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Kentucky. Suspension bridge built 1865-1867 said to be the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge built 30 years later. Plenty of room for pedestrians to cross.

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