The UrbanCincy Podcast

Episode #5: John A. Roebling Bridge

On the fifth episode of The UrbanCincy Podcast, we listen to a talk given by Clifford W. Zink, titled Public Works Should Educate Public Taste: John A. Roebling’s Design of the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge. The talk, given at the Society for Industrial Archeology 2012 annual conference, provides an interesting look at both John A. Roebling and the bridge that now bears his name. C. W. Zink is an historic preservation consultant and author of several books, including The Roebling Legacy.

On the following episode of the podcast, we will bring you the final part of this series on Cincinnati landmarks. The third installment is Arthur A. Hupp’s talk, Historic Cincinnati Union Terminal: Restoration and Renovation Master Plan. The first installment, posted last week, was Jake Mecklenborg’s talk on Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway.

Roebling Bridge photo courtesy of 5chw4r7z.

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By Travis Estell

Travis joined UrbanCincy in 2009 as a contributor, and quickly took over technical responsibilities for the site. After growing up in Cincinnati’s east side in Goshen, Travis earned an Electronic Media degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Since then, Travis has been working throughout the United States as a web development consultant. After living in Clifton Heights, Northside, and Over-the-Rhine, Travis now resides in Cincinnati’s Central Business District.