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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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aquarium

Loved everything about this place from the aquarium to Joe's Crab Shack to the Riverboat lunch cruise. Lots to do and see in this area. Not that far from the casino in Ohio either.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about this place from the aquarium to Joe's Crab Shack to the Riverboat lunch cruise. Lots to do and see in this area. Not that far from the casino in Ohio either.

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take photos at Smale park but decided to make an evening of it by heading over to Newport and walking from the bridge to the park. It is really nice to have a walkway between the states and is nice for a stroll. It is a bridge so I am giving it an average because you cross... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the bridge for a quick jog the morning after arrival. The view was amazing and it seemed well traveled.

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South Bend, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heading up the hill from Newport, I got some gripes from my troops over the fact that the bridge wasn't really purple ("That's not even lavender; it's just a light blue, mom. Tsk."), but it was a success despite this hurdle. Pedestrians can avoid cyclists if desired, but the benches are on the wider side where the bikes are. The... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge connects Newport, KY and Cincinnati, OH. Easy grade and no vehicles allowed make it an easy trek across the river with great views of the river banks and Cincy skyline.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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Miamisburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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