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

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Address: Newport, KY
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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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Great leisurely stroll

What a great place to go for a walk! Excellent views of Newport, Covington, Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Lots to see and look at on both sides of the river, as well as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to go for a walk! Excellent views of Newport, Covington, Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Lots to see and look at on both sides of the river, as well as while.crossing this pedestrian only bridge. A must do if you're in the area!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What fun to discover that our hotel in downtown Cincinnati was right across from this pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River! It was January, but unseasonably warm, so we walked across to checkout Newport, KY. There are benches along the bridge if you care to pause and sit, and we met a few other walkers and runners along the way.... More 

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We traveled to Cincinnati for a Reds/Brewers series and stayed across the Ohio River in Newport, KY. This bridge made for an easy and carefree walk to GABP. Paul Brown Stadium is in the same area so walking to Bengals games would be easy too thank to the bridge.

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Thank Ben L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I love to go to Newport and walk the bridges and the water edge park. Our friends enjpyed it tonight.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's good to exercise across, stroll, hang out, sight see. Definitely different. Where else do you have this access?

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Its hard to find better views down the Ohio River, than from the middle of the Newport Southgate Bridge. Its a nice walk over to the Levee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Easy walk to everywhere in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Plenty of rest areas and views of downtown and boats on the Ohio river. Get out your cameras for this walk, recommend in spring, summer and fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the area. It's a cute home town site & a great location for pictures.

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Independence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you ever find yourself at Newport on the Levee, be sure to take a trek across the "Purple People Bridge." It is a pedestrian only bridge with ample walking room and seating, as well as amazing views of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati Skyline. Once you reach the Cincinnati side, there is a set of stairs that leads... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

First opened on April 1, 1872, under the name Newport and Cincinnati Bridge, and was Cincinnati's first railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. Over the course of the next 35 years, the bridge would be retrofitted to accommodate streetcar, pedestrian and automobile traffic. Fast forward to October 2001 when it was closed to all traffic due to years of neglect... More 

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