covington bridges

i.e. Not the C & O;  Not the Suspension;

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 Thomas Kennedy's Ferry, 1802 Civil War troops crossing on
the ferry Covington, c. 1862.  
note the Suspension Bridge
Pier in the background

 

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Federal volunteers crossing the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Covington on a pontoon bridge of coal barges on September 5th, 1862.  That’s a partially completed pier of the Suspension Bridge in the background.

 

Wesley Cameron

Wesley Cameron is the man that actually designed and built the pontoon bridge. In 48 hours.

 

Bridge Timber

And that November, you could buy the timbers
from the Behringer-Crawford's Facebook page

 

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Brent Spence Bridge
under construction, 1963
Brent Spence Bridge
under construction
Brent Spence Bridge
under construction
photo by Jack Klumpe,
October 4, 1963

 

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From Facebook posts by Ann McMillan Howard

 

Covington, Ky

Covington Riverfront, 1800's. Note Newport Barracks.
From a Facebook post by Jim Allen

 

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  Spence Bridge Construction
  From Facebook posts by John Siemer From a Facebook post by Scott Jacobs

 

Spence Bridge

Spence Bridge, under construction

 

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The Brent Spence
Bridge, 1964
This is Brent Spence, standing
on the Brent Spence Bridge
Photo by Jack Klempe.
The original Ohio end
 of the Spence Bridge
The Spence bridge unofficially opened on November 25, 1963, and was formally dedicated on December 2. It was scheduled earlier, but delayed because of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (for whom Spence argued the bridge should have been named).

 

The Spence Bridge opens. The controversy over whether the bridge should be named after JFK.
The Spence Bridge construction was not without its problems. Facts and figures from the opening of the new Spence Bridge

 

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19th Street Viaduct, new in the fall of 1931. More here.

 

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Banklick Creek, Covington

The rivermen objected to the proposed Covington and Cincinnati Rapid Transit Bridge.

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