May 23, 2014 Leave a comment
A fixture in Northern Kentucky for over 40 years, the Drawbridge Inn was home for a night (or more) for millions of travelers and guests. When it opened in 1970, the hotel was a true regional attraction. In the years between, the hotel sat as a beacon for northbound and southbound travelers on I-71/75. A measure that you were either nearing Cincinnati or that you had truly ventured across the doorstep to the South. Its conference spaces hosted weddings, reunions, business conferences, cheerleading meets, church rallies, and holiday feasts. Its restaurants and nightclubs hosted countless dinners and celebrations. It served as Northern Kentucky’s de facto convention center until the turn of the century when conventions shifted to the publicly supported downtown Covington facility. Today, we present the first in a three part series taking one last look at what was and what is.