You may know it by the name of its replacement: the Taylor-Southgate Bridge
The Central Bridge, from an old stereoview, circa 1890's.
The Central Bridge grand opening was on August 29, 1891
|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|
|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
|Maintenance crew on the Newport -Cincinnati Central Bridge, c.
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
|Entering Newport||c. 1930||River View, c. 1943|
|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]
|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
The “Central Railroad Bridge” on the Cincinnati side, c. 1895
But the Central was never a railroad bridge.
The end of the Central Bridge. Story.
Railroad Station on the Ohio end of the Central Bridge (to the right)
From a Facebook post by Cam Miller
|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.|