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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Roebling Suspension Bridge, still in use today, opened for traffic on January 1, 1867. Its 1,057 foot span made it the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1883 when the Brooklyn Bridge opened. This Cincinnati engineering marvel, named for its engineer, John Roebling, a German immigrant, convinced New York City that the Brooklyn Bridge could be built. Join us for a slideshow about the history of the Roebling Suspension Bridge presented by Don Tolzmann, Covington Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee historian. The slides will show its construction, renovations, and flood effects. Although construction began in 1861, the Civil War prevented completion until 1866. Do not miss this interesting and very entertaining piece of local history.