Friday, March 30, 2012

224 Cincy | #13 - Before the Bridge in Brooklyn

#13 - Before the Bridge in Brooklyn

Before the bridge in Brooklyn, John Roebling designed the Cincinnati-Covington Suspension Bridge as a prototype and it's now named for him. There's no doubt that the "buzzing bridge of Cincinnati" offers some wonderful views of the city from its walkways just as its sister in New York does. If you take the time too look closely and see the gritty details of its structure and how it frames the city's skyline, you can truly appreciate it.





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Roebling's bridge is almost as iconic as the city skyline itself and merging the two subjects will definitely be an idea revisited again in the future. Stay tuned.

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1 comment:

  1. One fact almost no one knows. John designed it, then left for NYC to spearhead the Brooklyn Bridge. His son Washington built the Cincinnati Bridge and then after John was injured and died from a construction accident Washington Roebling went the NYC to build and redesign the Brooklyn Bridge.
    John Roebling was a genius no doubt, but living in his father's shadow, Washington never gets the credit he deserves.

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