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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes...
This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
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A great family walk

We are trying to visit all 50 states and I loved that we could walk over a purple bridge to Kentucky. What a unique experience. Fun time for the family and a nice city if Newport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Nancy U
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We are trying to visit all 50 states and I loved that we could walk over a purple bridge to Kentucky. What a unique experience. Fun time for the family and a nice city if Newport.

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Richmond, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great pedestrian bridge for walking, jogging, biking however you want to get across. An excellent vantage point to just stop a while and enjoy a stellar view of a beautiful city any time of day or evening.

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Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very cool, to see all the locks people have put on the bridge. Nice walk good views. loved all the flowers and little gardens on the bridge. And something free!!!

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Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The purple people bridge is a great place to walk. Usually a nice breeze from the river. Fun to watch other people walking their dogs, skating, riding bikes, strolling and running. The love locks are fool.

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Newport
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice view of the river. They have benches so you can sit and enjoy the river traffic as it goes up and down. Also a nice view of Cincinnati, Covington and Newport

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Wilmington, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Great peaceful place to walk and just enjoy the view of both of the citys. This is a grwat thing to do when u just need to relax and try to get away

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Covington, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's an enjoyable walk with nice views of both ky and oh. Seems that perhaps there should be a bit more presence of police, but I have never seen any trouble.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Repurposed and worth including in the Riverwalk tour. We crossed it on Segway. Very good views from the bridge.

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Newport, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It is a nice walk although you could always walk it. Even when traffic and trains traveled along side when it was called the L&N Bridge. Like the 4th Street Bridge connecting Newport to Covington, the Purple People Bridge now has access to the Newport flood wall and the riverfront. What the 4th Street Bridge and the Taylor-Southgate bridge don't... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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134 reviews 134 reviews
79 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wanted to walk over to Kentucky and saw this bridge. I can't believe how old it is but it is nicely restored to a pedestrian/bicycle bridge. The city of Newport restored it and is a good link between Cincy and the Newport shopping area. Great views of the city and the river, a must see. They used to have a... More 

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