There is never a bad day to photograph the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.
The Roebling Suspension Bridge is a wire suspension bridge that stretches across the Ohio River connecting Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. It was opened to pedestrians in December 1866 and to all other traffic in January 1867. With a length of 1,057 feet, it held the record as the longest bridge in the world.
The idea for the Roebling Suspension Bridge was first proposed in 1849 by the state of Ohio. The purpose was to establish a connection between Cincinnati and the growing cities in northern Kentucky. The bridge had to meet certain criteria, including spanning the main channel of the river without any piers, having a main span length of 1,400 feet, and providing a deck clearance of 112 feet. John A. Roebling, inspired by the impressive Wheeling Suspension Bridge, presented his proposal, and the rest is history.
Over the past few decades, significant efforts have been made to preserve and improve the substructure and superstructure of the suspension bridge. These measures ensure that it will continue to serve as an important transportation route in the region for many years to come.