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Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge

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Address: Newport, KY
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This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over...

This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.

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Loved finding the Purple People Bridge! Walk from Kentucky to Ohio. Felt completely safe walking in the evening.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Chesterfield, South Carolina
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Chesterfield, South Carolina
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved finding the Purple People Bridge! Walk from Kentucky to Ohio. Felt completely safe walking in the evening.

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Cincinnati
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Historic Bridge could use a paint job !! Had a beautiful sunny morning so we headed out to Newport to the "Purple People Bridge "to do some walking. It took about 10 minutes to walk from Newport to Cincinnati and about 1,130 steps one way . This is a fun way to take in the views of Cincinnati and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk in an interesting area. Not very difficult or long, time wise. Good place to walk off lunch.

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Melbourne, Kentucky
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The Purple People Bridge is a historic place, and has great views of Cincinnati, Northern kentucky and the river with its barges and paddle wheelers. Newport on the Levee is a great place to have a snack, a dinner, or a drink. If you're in the neighbor hood the end of August, Wine over Water is hosted on the bridge.... More 

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Newport, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I live nearby and walk across this bridge nearly every day. It connects the parks along the river and the Reds stadium on the Cincinnati side to the Levee on the Kentucky side. Lovely views of both cities, barges and paddle-wheelers on the water, and lost of company from strollers, dog-walkers, runners, bikes and the like. Newport on the Levee... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Were in Newport for 2 1/2 days and walked across the bridge several times due to the wonderful weather! Great exercise and felt safe at all times.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We wanted to go to Newport on the Levee but was pulling our travel trailer with us and there was no where to park with the trailer so we ended up parking on the Cincinnati side for only $5 and walked across the PPB to get there. Was a nice day so the walk across the bridge was very nice,... More 

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Thank Conwayluvs2travel
Noblesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Went down to the newport aquarium and hofbrauhaus and really enjoyed the pedestrian bridge. Great view of cincy and the river. Need to check it out!

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Thank Dyngus
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place to go for a walk! Excellent views of Newport, Covington, Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Lots to see and look at on both sides of the river, as well as while.crossing this pedestrian only bridge. A must do if you're in the area!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What fun to discover that our hotel in downtown Cincinnati was right across from this pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River! It was January, but unseasonably warm, so we walked across to checkout Newport, KY. There are benches along the bridge if you care to pause and sit, and we met a few other walkers and runners along the way.... More 

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