Now known as the John A. Roebling suspension bridge,  this landmark bridge first opened to pedestrians in 1866 and was simply known as 'the suspension bridge'.
In 1850, Cincinnati was the sixth biggest city in the USA (larger than Chicago or St. Louis) and at 1059 feet this bridge is still considered to be one of Cincinnati's most popular symbols.

In 1896 a greatly improved bridge was unveiled with new cables but still using the original stone towers.

cincinnati bridge spoons

1. beautifully engraved bridge picture on a gold washed bowl
2. This is a generic 'bridge' handle and was used on a variety of bridge spoons
3. engraved bridge picture on a state handle

cincinnati bridge spoon

cincinnati bridge spoon

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