The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. When the first pedestrians crossed on December 1, 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at a 1,057 feet main span.
The Brooklyn Bridge. New York. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1596ft (486 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Photo by Andy New.