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

Newport, KY
+1 859-655-7700
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Come for the Walk, Stay for the View

Located on the Ohio River, the purple people bridge is a unique attraction to the greater... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
chazjets
via mobile
Nice freezing walk

We were in Cinci at the beginning of Jan when the ice storm hit US with temp around -20'C. Anyway... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
B1714D
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Belgrade, Serbia
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This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (27 reviews)
“ohio river” (52 reviews)
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Newport, KY
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+1 859-655-7700
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"ohio river"
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"across the river"
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"both sides"
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"sawyer point"
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"ride bikes"
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"paint job"
in 3 reviews
"leisurely stroll"
in 4 reviews
"ball park"
in 3 reviews
"cincy"
in 19 reviews
"levee"
in 19 reviews
"boats"
in 13 reviews
"skyline"
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"exercise"
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"benches"
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"riverfront"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Located on the Ohio River, the purple people bridge is a unique attraction to the greater Cincinnati/Newport area. It is a very special day when you can walk to two states! The purple people bridge is a great way to exercise the body, mind and...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were in Cinci at the beginning of Jan when the ice storm hit US with temp around -20'C. Anyway, we decided to walk by the river to that bridge. It was a clear day and we were staying at nearby Hampton's so it wasn't...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A great way to experience the Ohio river and city skyline for FREE. Park on either side and walk over and back. Or, go for a long walk by including the Taylor Southgate Bridge to the West. On the South bank is the wonderful Levee...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I wanted to show my children a bit of Cincinnati. We were staying in the Aloft hotel in Newport. The Purple People bridge was super close. We were able to walk "all the way" to Ohio. Plus we were able to see the locks. Pretty...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Cincinnati-Newport boasts some beautiful bridges. My husband and I made sure to cross each of them on our recent trip to the area.

Thank Amber N
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

One of my favorite things to do in Newport is taking a walk across this bridge. The last time we were in town, there was a band playing on the bridge. There were also a lot of vendors serving beer and wine. It was a...More

Thank Matthew A
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was the most fun and free! Mostly a way to exercise and enjoy the sights, but also a few unique ideas such as the state line of Kentucky and Ohio being highlighted right over the middle of the Ohio river. Also a chopsticks game...More

Thank YayaQueenBee
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The walk across the bridge is not too long and offers beautiful skyline views of Cincinnati. Was not very crowded on the day we visited, an overcast late autumn day.Not quite as magnificent as the Big 4 Bridge in Louisville but still a great spot...More

Thank Xface43
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Taking a walk in this area was welcoming. One time when we visited the area it was rather busy. We enjoyed this place.

Thank Eliza W
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The weather was perfect and the purple bridge offered a great opportunity to walk and enjoy the scenery or jog to burn off some energy. The crossing is long enough to feel like you've accomplished something, but it can be as easy as you would...More

Thank Dan M
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callbobc
11 June 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.
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ambhartley
16 March 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.
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Heather N
23 February 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
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