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Historic Roebling Bridge Will Be Part Of Iconic Blink Light Festival

An artist rendering imagines what the Suspension Bridge could look like for Blink
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
An artist rendering imagines what the Suspension Bridge could look like for Blink

The Roebling Suspension Bridge will be a part of the Blink festival this October. The Cincinnati light festival is crossing the river into Covington for its second show and will light up the historic span.

In a press release, Blink co-producer Steve McGowan of Brave Berlin says "Our concept is to make the singing bridge sing." He says they'll focus light and color on the bridge's towers and anchors.

“The historical significance of this beloved iconic landmark makes it the centerpiece of BLINK and our continued desire to celebrate Cincinnati as the Future City. We look forward to bathing the Roebling Suspension Bridge in beautiful color, light and sound,” added Dan Reynolds, owner and partner of Brave Berlin.

Ellen Katz, president and CEO of Greater Cincinnati Foundation says, "As we work to build a more vibrant Cincinnati region, Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud and excited to support the beautiful and creative lighting of the Roebling Suspension Bridge, as part of BLINK."

The release says the bridge will be included thanks to support from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, along with cooperation with the Roebling Bridge Historical Society, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Cincinnati officials.

Blink is October 10 through 13, stretching from around Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine, to Covington.

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Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio: and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.