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

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

Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge
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This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
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Linda B
18 contributions
Take walk along the River
May 2021
You can walk over this bridge and enjoy the view. you can also walk along the River and they have bikes you can rents and ride along it. I noticed a lot of geese outside too. If you walk to the aquarium from the Levee you will have to climb stairs. Good to know if you have someone handicap or has a hard time walking up steps.
Written May 2, 2021
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JTHC_4
Arkansas123 contributions
Great Spot with Good Views of the River
Jan 2021
A great walk across the river with beautiful views. On the Kentucky side there are other attractions, shopping, and dining.
Written April 3, 2021
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bcasey1
Plant City, FL1,665 contributions
Nice walk across the Ohio River.
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great views of the Cincinnati and Newport Kentucky skylines. The bridge is just for pedestrians and cyclists, which is nice. It has faded and us no longer purple, but the private owners are raising money to paint it. Worth a walk!
Written August 2, 2020
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Thomas & Susan C
14 contributions
"Interesting stroll with beautiful view"
Jul 2020
This was an interesting walk across this bridge - the views from every direction were awesome. Loved the "Locks" on the bridge. It was nice to be able to walk over to Newport on the Levee.
Written July 22, 2020
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Kyliesmommy0505
Ecru, MS30 contributions
The greatest walk between 2 states
Jun 2020 • Family
If you are in Newport and go to the levee then definitely take a walk across The Purple People Bridge! It takes you from Newport, Kentucky, to Cincinnati, Ohio, and back. Lots to do on both sides and a quick walk across. You can also see the locks on the bridge. It is worth it.
Written June 30, 2020
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Joni K
Greenville, SC14 contributions
So enjoyable!
May 2020
Whether biking or walking, what a great way to spend an evening in the Newport/Cincinnati area! The riverfront park is a great recreational spot for the whole family! Great views!
Written May 26, 2020
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TwilaJo
Clarksburg, WV95 contributions
I SAID YES!
Oct 2019
lovely bridge with good views. we had some time to kill before the aquarium opened so we went for a walk ( wanted to see the state line marker on the bridge) it was chilly and i was taking pics then got a big suprise when i turned around and he was on his knee <3. they have a small section where you can leave a romance lock too.
Written December 9, 2019
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Brandy J
Newport, KY35 contributions
Time Well Spent
Oct 2019 • Couples
We took a day trip to Cincinnati. Unfortunately, it was on a Monday. Did you know that the town of Cincinnati is closed on Mondays? Well, it is. We still had an adventure though. And, that adventure included the Purple People bridge. It's a nice walk if you make a game of it. Every so often, there is an activity to do like yoga or hop scotch that you and your loved one really should do. At about the half way point, there are the locks of love. Much like the one The Ponts de Arch in France. To make the walk even more romantic, walk up or down the other side. The one with the narrow walk way, and play the game we made up. Search high and low for the "illegal" locks, and every time you spy one give your loved one a kiss. It's sure to brighten your day.
Written November 4, 2019
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Geobunn1
14 contributions
connection between Ohio and Kentucky
Jun 2019
If you are visiting the area, for a football game,concert, you must take a stroll across the bridge, it takes you to the Newport on the Levee, stop at the Aquarium, eat or see a movie, in the summer you will most likely find this bridge packed with people, either walking, biking or skateboarding across the Ohio River. The view of the Cincinnati skyline is a must see. If your coming from Ky side to Ohio, you can catch a game,eat at the banks and take the kids to the parks on the other side/
Written October 8, 2019
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland468 contributions
Very cool, historical
Aug 2019
After a meal we needed to walk, so we came to this bridge and crossed it to Cincinnati and back. The bridge is cool, the history of it very nice too, and the views amazing. Gotta go check it.
Written October 3, 2019
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