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Roebling Suspension Bridge

Ohio River, Cincinnati, OH (Central Business District)
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Ranked #10 of 63 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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
46 attraction reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Cincinnati is a city of many icons, but among those, few have the appeal of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Begun prior to the Civil War, but not completed until 1867, the bridge was the first to span the Ohio River at Cincinnati, then the economic and cultural powerhouse of America, west of the Appalachian Mountains. The bridge is beautifully lit... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I don't really consider a bridge much of a tourist attraction. BUT as a native Cincinnatian seeing the old humming bridge always makes me feel at home. Without it the Cincinnati Skyline would not be the same. It is beautiful and well maintained. I did not just visit it in 2014, I have been over it a thousand times. You... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Yes it's true. Mr. Roebling went to school on this one before he designed the B.B. If you stand on the walkway on the North shore, get close to the bridge and look across the river at the modern glass tower across the river. Note how the slope and color of the roof-line edge continues the same parabolic slope as... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What a wonderful landmark. Try and stand in the center while a barge passes underneath. It's a real thrill!! The only con is the steady stream of litter and human excrement.

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Indianapolis, IN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

the prototype for the Brooklyn bridge. Can walk or drive. Take the duck tour and get a unique view from underneath. On the Covington side there is a mural that tells a lot of the history of thea rea and the riverwalk also tells the story.

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