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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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Excellent views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

It was great to be able to walk between downtown Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky. The shops and restaurants on the Newport side of the bridge were fun to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was great to be able to walk between downtown Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky. The shops and restaurants on the Newport side of the bridge were fun to visit.

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Louisville, Ky.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is just a lot of fun to walk this bridge. Going to Cincinnati this way is great. They have a great river side to walk and look. Too bad they do not have any close restaurants or pubs on the Ohio side. If you have children go up the river and beneath the yellow bridge, the 475 to KY... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice short-ish walk with a great view of the river and the city! There is a very nice park on the Cincinnati side, if you want a little more exercise. You can rent bikes over there also (we did not).

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Owosso, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed the fabulous views; enjoyed the locks of love attached to the bridge for good luck, not crowded, & FREE! Take a nice walk if you're along the riverfront.

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Rochester
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Bring your camera and take a leisurely stroll from one state to the other. On one end is Newport On The Levee, a fun collection of shops and attractions; on the other end, is the eastern part of downtown Cincinnati not far from Great America Ballpark, home of the Reds baseball team.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is such a cool and fun way to cross the Ohio River. Beautiful views in both directions and what a great idea for a bit of fun exercise. Come and enjoy part of your day here!

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As a native Californian, imagine my delight to be able to "walk from Ohio to Kentucky" - it was a beautiful day, and a friend and I enjoyed a long walk from downtown Cincinnati, along the riverwalk to the Purple Bridge, and over into Newport, Kentucky. The bridge is clean - and there has been a competition to make distinctive... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a nice stroll before dinner across the bridge to Cincinnati and back to Newport. We looked at tons of locks people had left on the bridge with names and dates. I'd like to know what that's about? It was nice, and has a pretty view. of both beautiful cities.

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Oldenburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What can I say, you can cross the river without worrying about traffic and even stop to check out the river and the view from both sides. Fantastic idea and hats off to Ky for keeping this gem and not just demolishing it. Quick easy walk from downtown to newport and back.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The atmosphere is great around here in the early evenings. There are lots of people out walking, jogging, bicycling, and along the Riverwalk area (KY side), there are lots of restaurants and stores/shops.

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Address: Address: Newport, KY
Phone Number: 859-261-6837
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport

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