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

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Address: Newport, KY
Phone Number: 859-261-6837
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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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A great people only bridge over the Ohio river. A beautiful walk with fantastic views, and no cars! Definitely do the walk if the weather permits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bernardo F
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Woodside
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Woodside
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1,563 reviews
790 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great people only bridge over the Ohio river. A beautiful walk with fantastic views, and no cars! Definitely do the walk if the weather permits.

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Thank Bernardo F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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245 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking this pedestrian bridge from Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY (or vice versa) is a fun experience. There are gorgeous views of the Cincinnati skyline and expansive views up and down the Ohio River.

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Thank TravelFan48105
Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not all cities have a bridge dedicated to pedestrians. Perfect connection to Kentucky via all non motor means.

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Thank explorepossibilities
Springfield, Ohio
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246 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to walk across the Ohio River with a great view of Cincinnati & KY and also has great views of the river. One of the coolest thing is seeing all the locks people have put on the bridge with dates on them. Several kind of locks including some very old ones. I guess this is... More 

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Thank JubileeJerry
Vienna, Illinois
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87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This bridge is not exactly what I would call purple, but more of a lavender. However, the locks on the bridge are very interesting. There were some locks that were new and some that were shaped like a heart.

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Thank Jani J
Clyde, North Carolina
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Fun and free, and lets you explore more of the area without getting in the car. Extend your walk to include the levee.

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Thank Bramlett
Springdale, Maryland, USA
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72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It was nice bridge to stroll across from Kentucky to Cincinnati. I popped on my ipod and put Adele on repeat and walked. You couldn't have told me I wasn't in her someone like you video. Just a delightful way to stroll to and from and city.

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Thank spartigus15
Roanoke, Virginia
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great place for a stroll all or part way across the Ohio. Panoramic view up and down the river and of tows and river traffic passing below.

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Thank Alan T
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had some time to kill before we went to a movie so we decided to take a walk over the bridge. It was fun to see all the locks in the wire netting. My husband saw something very similar to this (maybe in Paris?). I never knew they made so many different types of locks. Couples have the locks... More 

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Thank Deborah L O
Newport, Kentucky
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49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This bridge makes for a nice walk. Also flat enough for folks in wheelchairs Links Newport on the Levy to Sawyer Point, which makes for a nice stroll after dinner. Bikes, dogs welcome.

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