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

Newport, KY
859-261-6837
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Newport
Type: Bridges
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's just a bridge, but it's a good size bridge, so one feels safe while walking across the Ohio River. The view of Cincinnati is great from this vantage point. It was a nice way to get a bit of exercise and work off lunch at nearby Five Guys at Newport on the Levee. There was some graffiti which... More

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Huntington, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What an amazing surprise! We were exploring a bit after visiting the Aquarium and came across this gorgeous pedestrian bridge! The views are amazing and looking at all the locks that couples have begun placing on the bridge was a wonderful experience! We had to drive around to find a store (dollar general nearby) to buy our own lock to... More

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Monroe, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a really nice and easy way to cross from Newport to Cincinnati, and it afforded nice views of the river and skyline. Too bad it was a very chilly day. Otherwise we enjoyed our walk across the bridge.

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Shawneetown, Illinois, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We enjoyed a very nice walk on this bridge to the Ohio side and back in the evening hours. This is the first time we have come across locks on a bridge. It was pretty neat!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

For several years, we enjoyed the "Wine Over Water" event, and were very sorry that it did not occur this year. We enjoy walking and biking across the Purple People Bridge in the spring and summer, but would love to see the wine tasting event return next year!

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Clinton, Iowa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We walked across the Purple People Bridge and were impressed that this community didn't just choose to knock it down, but to still utilize it. We love being outdoors and Cincinnati is the place to visit for beautiful parks and a clean city!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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169 reviews 169 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I came across this by accident, and was bike riding on the Ohio River, so I rode over the bridge did some biking and then back, of course being fall the view was breath taking, and the downtown Cincinnati skyline was also beautiful.

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Morehead, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our family loved looking over the river. The lights from the Newport skyline were so beautiful. I enjoyed reading the history of the area in the parks. We plan on returning to enjoy the entire park. We would like to rent one of the family pedal buggies on our next visit. We spent 6.00 on cokes. Lots of fun and... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Staying In Cincinnati we ventured to Newport on the Levee and walked back across the bridge. Excellent views of Kentucky and Ohio, get to see all river action with Duck Boat and River boats. Fantastic for photos of both sides. Not a long walk so recommend for anyone

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Rochester, New York
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224 reviews 224 reviews
58 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This repurposed railroad bridge, now turned pedestrians-only, is a great way to experience the Ohio River. Stroll over the river away from cars/trucks and watch the river traffic churn by. Or jog your way from the riverfront parks in Cincinnati (or the nearby sports venues) to the entertainment along the shore in Newport, KY. But, oh by the way, I... More

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