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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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Walking the Bridge

This is a pedestrian walking bridge...no vehicles allowed. it offers great river views.It was a relaxing walk and uncrowded when I was there( about 11 am on a weekday)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Helenea B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pedestrian walking bridge...no vehicles allowed. it offers great river views.It was a relaxing walk and uncrowded when I was there( about 11 am on a weekday)

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice walking bridge connecting Cincy and Newport KY. Safe and open. Takes maybe 15-20 minutes to walk about half mile?

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Thank Dave-Habu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just fun to walk on a bridge to another state. Check out the Big Four in lower Kentucky for another fun experience!

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Thank hungrygirlamy
Miamisburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a beautiful day with a stroll on the bridge. It's cool to walk from Kentucky to Ohio and back and look out over the river.

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Thank paolat257
Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank GoBigRedMachine
Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 July 21, 2016 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 July 18, 2016 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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