October 2016

NACE 2017 Technical Tours - 2 Options



John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

A National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

The longest suspension bridge in the world—1,057 feet main span—when the first pedestrians crossed the Ohio River here on December 1, 1866.

The first to utilize both vertical suspenders and diagonal stays spanning from either tower.

The cabling totaled 10,360 wires, compressed together and wrapped with an outer covering of wire into two cables of 5,180 wires each. The wire ropes were unwound from a spool on a barge, allowed to sink to the bottom of the river, then raised in unison from the riverbed.





Great American Ball Park

Home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s 1st professional franchise

Tour the stadium, Hall of Fame & Museum. You know the names!

The ball park opened for the 2003 MLB season, built at a cost of $325M. The Gap, a 35 foot break in the stands, provides views into the stadium from downtown. The highest attendance is 44,599 set in October 2010.


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