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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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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 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Longmont, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a piece of engineering art. While still used for car traffic, there are walking paths on the outside of the bridge. The views of Cincinnati are breathtaking...the trek relaxing. The cables are to marvel - and at either side of the bridge sit cafés and pub type restaurants to reward your quest. Marvel at both the art of... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Historical beauty over the Historically Important Ohio River, between the wonderful, history-laden beautiful riverfronts of Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The terrain changes immediately from one state to the other. Downtown Cincinnati is a sight to behold day or night (hey, I'm from Columbus, for crying out loud...This is a true RIVERFRONT experience!)

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Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Love driving across this bridge and love to sit and look at it. Very historic and beautiful! This bridge is a precurser to the Brooklyn Bridge and designed by the same gentleman.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Lots of bridges in this area but this is one of the more interesting. Recommend seeing it from the river view... Take a "Duck" tour. Ted Moseby would approve.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What can you say about a bridge? It did it's job well, got us back and forth across the Ohio river and is definitely reminiscent of the Brooklyn Bridge. You can't miss it when in the area.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Photo opportunity stop for sure. Cincinnati's riverfront is nice but go to the Kentucky side in Covington there is a better view of the bridge and free parking under the bridge.

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USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I really enjoyed this bridge during a convention week in Cincinnati. Wide sidewalk, so great for pedestrians. This bridge will take you to the Convington, KY side, and it is a pretty easy walk from there to Newport restaurants, aquarium, etc. While not a pedestrian only bridge like the "purple people bridge" this bridge is probably my favorite to traverse.... More

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