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Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge

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Newport, KY
+1 859-261-6837
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Amazing views of both sides of the Ohio River

Great location for walking out of and away from traffic. Watch for bicycles though. Easy non car... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hudson, Florida
Walking the purple people bridge

Unique non-car people only walking experience. Walkers, bikes, and skaters allowed. Locks of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater Cincinnati
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This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (24 reviews)
“ohio river” (47 reviews)
Newport, KY
+1 859-261-6837
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location for walking out of and away from traffic. Watch for bicycles though. Easy non car way to get from Newport to Cincinnati. Watched a Friday night fireworks display from the bridge. Best seat in the house.

Thank Vi0letBeach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique non-car people only walking experience. Walkers, bikes, and skaters allowed. Locks of lovers reminiscent of Paris on the chain link sides. Watch passing boats and take photos of both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skylines at the same time. History of Cincinnati on the stairwell...More

Thank deannaasaadk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is no longer in use for cars or trains so it has become pedestrian friendly. Great way to get exercise, ride bikes, walk the dogs. We walked from our hotel in Newport across to the Cincy riverfront. Really enjoyed this.

Thank dej
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had visited the Newport Aquarium and had lunch. I asked our server if there was anything local to do. He directed us to the Purple People Bridge. A great and fun walk. We went onto the bridge. It gave us a...More

Thank olroyw
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful feature, connecting two cities! Walk from Cincy to Kentucky in minutes with kids and dogs. Wide open, quiet and safe. We love it!

Thank Eileen062011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a nice walk after lunch. Saw river boat and barges. Lovely views, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds stadia.

Thank Joy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to travel between two fine areas: Cincinnati, Oh and Newport Kty; with plenty to do and enjoy at both ends. Also, a great way to view each area, (especially at night); as well as the river and its traffic. And, a fun...More

Thank RICART75
Reviewed June 8, 2017

My husband and I visited Cincinnati for the first time this past week. When I saw reviews of this bridge, I thought who would review a bridge? But here I am reviewing it. We went on Wednesday night and they have concerts on the bridge...More

1  Thank stjohnbeachlover
Reviewed June 8, 2017

They have a cool name and a cool paint job. But the bottom line is that it's a bridge across the river! I'm not sure why that's an attraction, but that's just me.

1  Thank carlkerby
Reviewed June 4, 2017

It is an only walk-bike bridge, so no traffic. Great place in Cincinnati to take a walk to the Kentucky side (or the other way round). On the north side, there is, of course, the downtown Cincinnati. On the south end (Kentucky side), there is...More

Thank JAY M
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June 11, 2017|
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Response from mshriver17 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw many folks on bikes. The pedal type--no motorized.
March 15, 2017|
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Response from bkloui | Reviewed this property |
On the street parking is available as well as lots. Parking prices are reasonable and meter parking may be free on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Heather N
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Residence Inn "The Phelps" by Marriott (see my review) on 4th St, downtown Cincinnati. It's 2 blocks from the bridge, which allows easy access to Newport on the Levee across the river (KY side). You are also... More