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

Newport, KY
+1 859-655-7700
Review Highlights
Nice First Time Visit

The walk across the bridge is not too long and offers beautiful skyline views of Cincinnati. Was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Berea, Kentucky
via mobile
Good Opportunity for stretching your legs

Taking a walk in this area was welcoming. One time when we visited the area it was rather busy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eliza W
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This bridge connects connects Cincinnati, OH to Newport, KY and passes over the Ohio River.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (27 reviews)
“ohio river” (49 reviews)
Newport, KY
+1 859-655-7700
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The bridge was a nice walk with a great view from both directions...got to see a tugboat pushing gravel& sand box on the river ...we was visiting out of state and it was nice having some thing to do...enjoyed The walk and nice to have...More

Thank Mrsoct62
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our group tour was visiting the ARK Encounter and the Creation Museum. We planned an evening at Newport for dinner. We have wonderful Fall weather and enjoyed browsing the shops and then Strolling Across The Ohio River !! Pleasant Memories...

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A nice bridge and view as we walked from Newport, KY to Cincinnati before heading to dinner. A lot of effort has been made for a safe, clean and walker, biker, runner experience.

Thank ap300c
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was a fun thing to experience......Walking from KY to OH. There isn't much to do on the OH side, just a park. But there is Newport on the Levee on the KY side with shopping, restaurants, and an aquarium. Nice view of the sunset.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend walking the foot bridge. It's great for family walks or couples walk!! Have dinner or do some shopping and then take a great walk.

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is coming from someone who has driven across the bridge many times years ago. And even watched trains go across back in the day when the train tracks ran right up thru Newport. Wife and I spent an evening at the Levee on the...More

Thank showstang
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It was a nice long walk on the bridge... clicked a lot of pictures ....the most exciting thing was that you go cross the bridge from Ohio and you are in another state of America... there is a small little Mall across the bridge where...More

Thank pammuc
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Questions & Answers
12 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.
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.
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