Sunday, June 10, 2012

Queen City Rambles...

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge: Looking Toward Covington, KY. Below, slightly different angle, with riverboat.

With the help of classic sultry Cincinnati summer heat and the pleasant coolness that comes in the river valley with evening, Hubs' and I enjoyed a couple of days of walking and exploring the interesting character of one of the loveliest cities in the country. Does the bridge look a little familiar? It was completed in 1867; when it's innovative design worked so well (it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time), the template was used for the Brooklyn Bridge in NY. Tragically, Roebling's foot was so badly crushed in an accident while surveying for the NY version that he died of tetanus before it was completed.

1 comment:

  1. The Great Bridge by David McCullough is a good book about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge with references to the Cinncinati bridge.

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