Some regard this bridge, which was a replacement for the Cincinnati-Newport Bridge built by Samuel Bigstaff , as a little too plain in its design for a major urban bridge, especially considering many cities today are opting for a more elegant design, such as a cable stayed bridge.
^Graham Knight (2010-04-25). "Cincinnati Reds: Great American Ball Park". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved 2010-07-24. The focal point of the ballpark's backdrop is the Taylor-Southgate Bridge, a rather unassuming white steel of an expanse built in 1995 to connect Newport, Kentucky and Cincinnati. The bridge can be summed up by the unaffiliated Cincinnati-Transit.net website: 'While not an eyesore, the city missed an opportunity to build an outstanding new bridge in a high profile location'.