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

Central Bridge

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

 

Central Bridge

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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The caption on this one says it's
the L&N Bridge, but it looks like
the old Central Bridge to us.
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Central Bridge

Maintenance crew on the Newport -Cincinnati Central Bridge, c. 1937.
Rear right is C. L. Craven, foreman.
Thanks to Roy Clements for this picture.

Manhattan Beach Ohio River Scene
Entering Newport 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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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
The Ohio end of
 the Central Bridge

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

 

newThen 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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