A Picture Gallery: Along the Cincinnati Riverfront
This past weekend, we got some much needed respite with a quick trip over to southern Ohio. On Saturday, we saw Paul Simon in concert, and then Sunday spent some leisurely hours walking along the Ohio River at Smale Riverfront Park. It’s a delightful venue, with spectacular views of the river, the Cincinnati skyline, and the city of Covington, Kentucky. There are magnificent gardens and a host of things for kids and families to do in the park. It sits between Paul Brown Stadium and the Great American Ball Park, where Cincinnati’s Bengals and Reds play. Parking was easy and reasonable, and the weather was hot but clear and perfect for picture taking.
One of the famous landmarks is the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, which saw its first traffic in January of 1867. At that time, its central span of 1057 feet was the longest in the world. Roebling, according to his biography, “was a brilliant engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He designed bridges, buildings and machines, kept his own financial journals, and in his spare time studied and wrote about science and philosophy and played the violin and piano.
In his lifetime John A. Roebling became the world’s greatest suspension bridge engineer and started a manufacturing business that prospered through four generations.” His next project after the Cincinnati-Covington bridge would make him famous forever — a bridge across the East River connecting New York City and Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge.
Today, I hope you enjoy looking at a few pictures from our stroll around the park on Sunday.
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