Photo of the Simon Kenton Bridge, 1930s
Downtown Maysville photograph (from the Aberdeen side), just after the new Simon Kenton Bridge was built. Those who live in the area will notice quite a few changes since then. The Simon Kenton Bridge is a suspension bridge built in 1931 and originally opened with a toll. Those tolls were removed in 1945 to much fanfare - including celebrations from the local Rotary and Lions club, and a parade in downtown Maysville. It crosses the Ohio River and its main span is 1,060 feet long, and the total length of the bridge is 1,991 feet.