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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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This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over...

This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.

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Fun afternoon evening crossing between Newport on the Levee and the Cincinnati banks area.

Once a year they do a night of musicians, food, bars and it's really fun to sit in the middle of the Ohio River and enjoying a few drinks while folks walk around the bridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once a year they do a night of musicians, food, bars and it's really fun to sit in the middle of the Ohio River and enjoying a few drinks while folks walk around the bridge.

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a pretty neat experience. Bridge connects downtown Cinny to a really cool city of Newport. Upkeep of the bridge is done and it is awesome that this bridge is even there.

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Thank Jonesfam0451
Newport, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have walked this bridge several times. Love the views and it's good exercise. Love watching the boats on the river.

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Thank auds53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the purple people bridge. We love watching the boats. We love the people watching. Great views of the down town. After a movie it makes for a great way to end the day. We have walked the bridge many times. We look forward to walking it many more times

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Thank Mike A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super great place for lunch great place to bring family or friends or to catch up so many things to do hard to take it all in one afternoon

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Thank Benandrestar1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This makes it so easy to get across the river. Walked from Newport to the Reds game. It was clean and we always felt safe.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing like a walk across the Ohio River. Great views and you don't have to worry about traffic. We were there in the day time and it felt very safe.

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Thank debbysdelights
St Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crossing the bridge on foot to Kentucky was a thrill to our kids. We walked the beautiful riverfront to the bridge where we were slightly disappointed with the condition of the bridge compared to the park. The smell of urine, plants dying in the planters and graffiti contributed to the feel that the bridge wasn't being kept up at the... More 

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Jackson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Newport for a Cincinnati Reds game. Great way to avoid all the parking hassle of the stadium. About a 30 minute walk from Newport to Cincinnati. Several tips along the way for healthy fitness enthusiasts. Very clean and well kept walk way. Separate path for cycles. Lots of families walking on the bridge. Nice views of... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent about 30 minutes walking across the bridge back and forth. Happy to say there wasn't much graffitti on the bridge. Remember to take water with you in the summer.

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