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

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Awesome Bridge!!

We have walked over this bridge twice now! Love it! Love the view! Love the locks that people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henrietta, New York
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Bridges everywhere!

We call it the city of bridges! There are unique bridges all down the river! It is such a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OKLAHOMA CITY, United States
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk”(30 reviews)
“ohio river”(55 reviews)
“both sides”(14 reviews)
This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
Newport, KY
+1 859-655-7700
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Having recently moved to Newport, my husband and I made a commitment to walk from Kentucky to Ohio every day. Once on the Ohio side of the river, there are two beautiful parks right at the end of the Purple People Bridge. If you walk...More

5  Thank RosemaryK156
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 29, 2007

we walked around the park at the end of the bridge. Pretty park, big shade trees, nice path to walk on.

2  Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have walked over this bridge twice now! Love it! Love the view! Love the locks that people have placed there. Very pretty area!!

Thank maureenm767
Reviewed 1 week ago

We call it the city of bridges! There are unique bridges all down the river! It is such a great place to see different types of architecture in bridges! Loved seeing this!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here with a group of friends. We just happened to find this bridge and enjoyed our walk on it and the great view!

Thank Becky D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I regularly walk this bridge in the evenings. The fresh air and innovative views never fail to refresh our spirits after a hectic day at work. The periodic special events on the bridge are always a treat. A "must- see" for anyone...More

Thank paulmichaelw
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Great views of the ohio river. Walk from ohio to Kentucky. Benches along the way if you need a break.

Thank IceMitchell
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Not a far walk back and forth from KY to OH. In the center as in France there is a fence to place a lock for your love go online for explanation. Great photo ops and many other bridges on each side make for a...More

Thank Nicki P
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a great pedestrian bridge between 2 states close to all downtown sights, shops, restaurants and entertainment. Get some added exercise in while sightseeing both sides of the bridge.

Thank cola6769
Reviewed September 3, 2018

On a visit to Cincinnati, my daughter called Uber to take us to dinner across the river in the Newport Area. After dinner, we strolled through the mall and then walked over the Purple People Bridge to the Ohio side of the river and on...More

Thank english2ths
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The first thing we did, after we checked into our hotel in Newport, Kentucky, was to walk across the Purple Pedestrian Bridge (a short 2 block walk) right next to the Newport-on-the-Levee mall. We enjoyed early evening beautiful views of the Ohio River, other bridges...More

Thank J A
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The Purple People bridge does not just connect KY and OH; it is steps from great family attractions. On the KY side, you step off the bridge into Newport on the Levee. Super fun place with shopping, dining, the famous train ride for kids, bungee...More

1  Thank gamingtildawn14
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June 11, 2017|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Purple bridge is safest. All bridges have bike/pedestrian walk-ways. Both sides of bridges have great pathways and parks! Enjoy.
March 15, 2017|
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Response from bkloui | Reviewed this property |
On the street parking is available as well as lots. Parking prices are reasonable and meter parking may be free on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Heather N
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Residence Inn "The Phelps" by Marriott (see my review) on 4th St, downtown Cincinnati. It's 2 blocks from the bridge, which allows easy access to Newport on the Levee across the river (KY side). You are also... More