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

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Address: Newport, KY
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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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Excellent walking bridge

I love to go to Newport and walk the bridges and the water edge park. Our friends enjpyed it tonight.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
VJ D
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love to go to Newport and walk the bridges and the water edge park. Our friends enjpyed it tonight.

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Thank VJ D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's good to exercise across, stroll, hang out, sight see. Definitely different. Where else do you have this access?

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its hard to find better views down the Ohio River, than from the middle of the Newport Southgate Bridge. Its a nice walk over to the Levee.

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Thank Christopher D
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk to everywhere in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Plenty of rest areas and views of downtown and boats on the Ohio river. Get out your cameras for this walk, recommend in spring, summer and fall.

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Thank Jack C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the area. It's a cute home town site & a great location for pictures.

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Independence, Kentucky
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

If you ever find yourself at Newport on the Levee, be sure to take a trek across the "Purple People Bridge." It is a pedestrian only bridge with ample walking room and seating, as well as amazing views of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati Skyline. Once you reach the Cincinnati side, there is a set of stairs that leads... More 

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Thank Jeremy D
Oconomowoc, Wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

First opened on April 1, 1872, under the name Newport and Cincinnati Bridge, and was Cincinnati's first railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. Over the course of the next 35 years, the bridge would be retrofitted to accommodate streetcar, pedestrian and automobile traffic. Fast forward to October 2001 when it was closed to all traffic due to years of neglect... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

It links Newport to Cincinnati and is pedestrian only. There are various points of interest/activities on the bridge , aimed at young children and the views are very good.

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I enjoyed walking across the Purple People Bridge from Cincinnati, Ohio to Newport, Kentucky on a Wednesday afternoon in October 2016. I enjoyed the nice view of riverboats on the banks of the river, as well as the views of downtown Cincinnati and Newport. It was a fun feeling to be able to walk across a bridge where cars (and... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

OK I love walking on the banks of rivers with my wife. We parked on the KY side of the Ohio river walked along the banks across the purple people bridge then along the river on the Ohio side and across another bridge and then another walk and then dinner on a river bank restaurant. Wonderful

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