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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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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice to walk from Kentucky to Ohio and back after lunch or dinner. See the sights on the river, and cityscape lovers will enjoy the bridge and the skyline. Plus it doesn't cost anything but the calories you burn.

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Troutville, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a great way to get from Newport on the Levee to the baseball stadium, and it's also an interesting attraction on it's own. I'll admit I like old bridges, but it is pretty cool. It's also a good place to get some good pictures of the Cincinnati riverfront.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was an interesting place to walk. It is not publically owned and there are locks attached to the bridge. Some people told us they reporesent many things. Love one with cancer, just love in general. It was nice!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Unique pedestrian bridge providing a path over the river, beautiful views, and a great alternative to demolition. Nice easy, safe walking path at all hours.

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West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I would suggest to everyone if the time and weather allows, to walk across this beige and enjoy the view and people watching. It is a unique experience and a very nice way to travel between cities.

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Attleboro, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was an enjoyable walk from the Great American Ball park. The view over the Ohio River were nice. I would recommend doing this at least once.

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National Park, New Jersey
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205 reviews 205 reviews
91 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You can walk across this bridge between Cin & Newport with a great view of the Ohio River. Loved the veiw

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Fishers, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked across the bridge and back and the view was wonderful! The bridge is nice itself and looked pretty well managed and clean. This would probably be a beautiful view at sunset.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This bridge was on the East side of Newport and was a great walk to get to the Ohio side. Not alot of traffic.

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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