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Purple People Bridge

Location

Newport on the Levee and Sawyer Point, Cincinnati
Newport and Cincinnati, KY and OH 
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Hours

Open 24-7, 365 days a year

Rates

Free

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About

Of the nine bridges crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, only one is purple. And only one is for people only. After a $4 million restoration, the former L&N Railroad Bridge between Newport and Cincinnati is now a pedestrian walkway. Officially named the Newport Southbank Bridge, the Purple People Bridge is longest connector of its kind in the country that links two states. Within a 10-minute walk from either side of the bridge you can:

  • Watch the Reds or Bengals at Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium.
  • Grab lunch or dinner at a wide range of restaurants, from the eclectic collection at Newport on the Levee to the newest sports on Cincinnati's Fountain Square.
  • Have a picnic at Cincinnati's Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove or along the floodwall in Newport.
  • Tour the Newport Aquarium or the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center near the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge.

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Newport on the Levee and Sawyer Point, Cincinnati
Newport and Cincinnati, KY and OH 
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