One of Cincinnati’s oldest landmarks was built between 1855 and 1865. However, it was a banking scare, not the Civil War, that nearly scuttled the project. In fact, fear of the war coming to Cincinnati and a need for solid transportation between Cincinnati and Kentucky after the war, which ever side Kentucky ended up on, forced its completion.
That would be the Roebling Suspension Bridge between downtown Cincinnati and Covington.
At 1057 feet long, it was the longest bridge in the world until another Roebling-designed bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, was completed in the 1870′s.
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