Approaches to the Suspension Bridge, Covington, Kentucky

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City Building under construction

 

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Scene near Suspension Bridge, Approach to the Suspension Bridge   c. 1910

 

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The longer view, and the cropped close view, c. 1880's. See the “Milk Shake” sign? Court Street, c. 1900

 

   

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Entering Covington.
A dashboard view. 

c. 1870's

Approach to the Suspension
Bridge,Covington, c. 1870's.  The
sign on that striped awning on the
right says “Ice Cream.”

 

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The Bridge is to the left.

 

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The C.N.C.'s Fort Mitchell
Car, in Covington

City Hall and the Traction
 Building, 1908

 

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These are both from 1948

 

Bridge

c. 1950
From a Facebook post by Ben Shipe

 

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Approach to Suspension Bridge
 & Traction Building
The Traction Building, 1908 Covington With City Building

The Traction Building -headquarters for the trolley company - was built in 1903.

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In the images above and below, you're seeing the  Traction Building, and immediately north of it is The old Kenton County Court House.  The Court House / City Hall  is long gone, but the Traction Building still stands, immediately across from the current Kenton County Court House in Covington.  Our pages with the Court House / City Hall are here.

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Suspension Bridge

From the Cincinnati side, 1937, notice a steeper approach
from a Facebook post by Rose Taylor

 

   

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This “Plea for Parks in Covington” is
a “before and after” drawing of a
proposal for 2nd thru 4th streets
coming off the Suspension Bridge.
  From a pamphlet published by Frank F.
Woodall in August, 1902.
Since Greenup Street lines up
with Cincinnati's Walnut Street, and
Covington's Scott Street line up
perfectly with Cincinnati's Vine Street,
how is it that the Suspension Bridge
doesn't line up with either???  Find out here.

 

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Scene near the
 Bridge, 1917

Entrance to Suspension
Bridge, Covington

The Cincinnati end
of the bridge

 

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Two images from the Library of Congress, from 1939.  The building on the left was on your left  as you came south off of the Suspension Bridge.

 

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The C. N. C.
Thanks! to Tom Baldwin for this one.
Covington Streetcar In January, 1937, the approach
 to the Suspension Bridge
was a very busy place.

 

1937 Flood

Court Place, in the 1937 Flood
from a Facebook post by Cindy Alexander

 

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The CNC (Cincinnati, Newport & Covington Railway), better known as the Green Line,  ran it's last streetcars on July 1 and 2, 1950.  The event inspired a parade of the private Streetcar Kentucky, followed by a CNC streetcar, followed by modern, General Motors busses.  The image on the left is the beginning of the event, and the image on the right is the return across the bridge.  

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