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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this bridge! It had a awesome view and a nice walk over to Cincinnati from Kentucky. We ever got to place a lock on the bridge with our family names. My daughter loved that. Looking forward to coming back and taking this nice walk across the bridge again.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This bridge caters only to people (and their furry friends). It is quite a unique experience to walk across a river and turn around to see the big city behind you. The Newport area was unimpressive, but the walk was fun!

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Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was nice to watch the people cross back and forth from the OH to the KY side, there was a ballgame so it was a lot of "People traffic" everyone seemed to enjoy it!

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We walked over the Purple People Bridge one afternoon. It was a very nice walk and a great place for some pictures. It was really cool to walk over the Ohio River and I felt totally safe on there. I would recommend seeing the bridge.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is an old bridge that has been converted to allow pedestrian traffic only. Its cool enough I guess as you don't see this color on bridges often. It did allow us quick access to get across the Ohio River to the ball game which was nice. The bridge was sturdy enough and I didn't feel in any danger walking... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

walked across this bridge on saturday afternoon. great walk and great way to see cincinnati skyline, and the ohio river. also good way to get to kentucky. a must do when you go to cincinnati.

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Newport News, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was amazing to me that I could walk from Newport, Ky to Cincinnati, OH. The views from the bridge were so scenic. We explored both sides of the bridge. The Cincinnati side had a park, great waterfront views, shark girl and the stadiums. The Newport side had a mall, a carnival the aquarium and great waterfront views. The bridge... More

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Murfreesboro
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take a stroll. It connects Newport, KY to Cincinnati, OH. It is strictly a pedestrian bridge so you don't have to worry about cars.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very fun 30 minute walk across this bridge over the Ohio river. This Ohio River pedestrian bridge crosses from the Southbank of Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Northbank of Newport. It has interesting things to read on the bridge. On the Cincinnati side, There is a wonderful paved river walk after you cross the bridge. Great time for a couple of... More

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Florence, Kentucky, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I came down here with a group of Tweens for a special photo session. IN the morning the traffic is minimal on the bridge aiding in a better photo. The kids felt comfortable and excited. We did notice locks being placed on the bridge.

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