Central Bridge
You may know it by the name of its replacement: the Taylor-Southgate Bridge
 

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The Central Bridge, from an old stereoview, circa 1890's.
The Central Bridge grand opening was on August 29, 1891

 

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Notice the bridge is still under construction, c. 1890.From a Facebook post by John Reusing “The Newport-Cincinnati Cantilever Bridge” in the ice, January 21, 1893

 

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Central Bridge The Central Bridge. 1945

 

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Construction on the Ohio Side
from a Facebook post by Brian Schlosser
Almost connected, 1893.
Note the water level on the opposite, Kentucky side of the river.
From a Facebook post by Pat Corcoran

 

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Maintenance crew on the Newport -Cincinnati Central Bridge, c. 1937.
Rear right is C. L. Craven, foreman.
Thanks to Roy Clements for this picture.
Central Bridge, then the Cincinnati-Newport Bridge. Which end? Taken on the day of the Grand Opening?
from a Facebook post by Vanishing Cincinnati
 

 

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Entering Newport c. 1930 River View, c. 1943

 

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Central Bridge at Night,
a sketch by E. T. Hurley, from a 1919 book
of sketches by Hurley, with texts by James Green.
You can read Green's text to this picture here.
A central Bridge painting by noted
 Covington artist Henry Farny.[Wikipedia]

 

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Despite what the card says, this is the Central Bridge Central Bridge, Connecting Newport and Cincinnati The Central Bridge, 1908 
Referred to on the card as the Broadway and Newport Bridge

 

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Island Queen head upriver under
 the Central Bridge, June, 1937
The Ohio end of
 the Central Bridge

 

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The “Central Railroad Bridge” on the Cincinnati side, c. 1895
But the Central was never a railroad bridge.

 

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The end of the Central Bridge. Story.

 

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Railroad Station on the Ohio end of the Central Bridge (to the right)
From a Facebook post by Cam Miller

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Central Bridge Data
 from the US Army, Chief of Engineers, 1934
Plaque on the current bridge

 

Then Central Bridge was officially dedicated on August 28, 1891, but the grand opening, complete with parades, speeches and ceremonies, was on the 29th. The bridge had been open for a number of days at that point for pedestrians. Details on the grand opening are here.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's 1900 article on Ohio River bridges is here.

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