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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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Evening walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mike A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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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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Thank Nichole B
North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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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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Thank CountryGal5759
Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Thank MSO70
Palmer, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I parked in Newport levee in Ky. It was easy you get to and very nice walk around the riverfront. You definitely need nice weather.

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Thank LReut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place for a leisure walk across the river in Newport, KY across from Cincy, OH. Excellent place for photography.

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Thank ASD28803
Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice walk over the Ohio River. You can park on the Newport Levee side and walk to Cincinnati. It was a warm but nice Saturday afternoon when we took a pleasant walk over the bridge.

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