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John A. Roebling Bridge


John A Roebling (1806-1869), pioneer civil engineer, was the
designer and builder of the Covington-Cincinnati Suspension
Bridge which was completed in 1866. It served as the prototype
for Roebling’s design of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was
completed in 1882 under the direction of his son, Washington
A. Roebling, chief engineer. On June 27, 1982, the Commonwealth
of Kentucky officially renamed the Covington-Cincinnati
Suspension Bridge in honor of the designer and builder.


Submitted by Maxtropolitan

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