Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The John A. Roebling Bridge

The Roebling Bridge spans the Ohio River, connecting Cincinnati with Northern Kentucky. It was designed by John A. Roebling, and completed in 1866. At that time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. John A. Roebling went on to design the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in 1883.

For comparison, this is the Brooklyn Bridge...

And this is the John A. Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati:

As I mentioned in my previous post, a new building called The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge was completed in 2008. The architect, Daniel Libeskind, said that the Ohio River and the Roebling Bridge had influenced his design. He designed the Ascent to be placed at the foot of the bridge on the Kentucky side of the river.

This photo shows his spiral-shaped building, with the bridge in the foreground:

1 comment:

Jenn Jilks said...

Massive structures! Hard to believe...