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John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Cincinnati-Covington Bridge
Beginning of works: 1856
Completion: 1867
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge with cable-stays
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • Ohio River
Coordinates: 39° 5' 35.00" N    84° 30' 36.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 322.4 m
length of side spans 85.7 m
total length 686.9 m

Materials

cables steel
deck steel
pylons masonry

Chronology

1899

Concerns over the inadequacy of the deck truss yield to a redesign of the deck truss by Wilhelm Hildenbrand

Participants

Design
Reconfiguration
Design

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000513
  • Date created
    17/11/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016