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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We really enjoyed our walking trip from Kentucky<>Ohio over this bridge. Didn't even know it existed until we got to Newport!! Really nice view of Cincy, and Newport as well.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was fun to walk across this bridge from Cincinnati to the Riverwalk in Newport, Kentucky. Nice view of both shores and the river. There are some cute local traditions about the bridge, such as leaving locks on the purple fence.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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