The Newport Southbank Bridge — popularly known as the Purple People Bridge — is a pedestrian-only bridge that stretches 2,670 feet (one-half of a mile) across the Ohio River, connecting Newport, Ky. to downtown Cincinnati and to trails along the river in both states.
This Ohio River pedestrian bridge that crosses from the Southbank of Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Northbank of Newport, Ky., and has been in existence since 1886. Learn More »
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Southbank Partners, the nonprofit group that was the primary developer of the bridge, convened focus groups during the planning stages for converting the span to a pedestrian walkway over the Ohio River.
Every Wednesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on The Purple People Bridge.
All Summer Long. Free Admission.
On Wednesday nights this summer, The Glier’s Goetta “Party on the Purple” will bring live music, food and drinks, and fun to The Purple People Bridge. The party runs from May 17 to Aug. 2.
Click below to see the band lineup and more details!
Check out the photo spread in the Cincinnati Enquirer from our first night of Party on the Purple. Make sure you come out this Wednesday for another party on the bridge featuring the Naked Karate Girls.
What a great inaugural night on The Purple People Bridge for the Glier’s Goetta Party on The Purple! We plan to keep partying for a purpose all summer long. We’re still filling out the list of bands for the summer. But we can announce that next week Naked Karate Girls […]
People will be partying and dancing on the Purple People Bridge this summer. The Glier’s Goetta “Party on the Purple” weekly summer series kicks off on Wednesday, May 17, with local cover band 3 Piece Revival. The Wednesday night parties will run for 12 consecutive weeks. A portion of the […]
Of the nine bridges crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, only one is purple. And it is the only one just for people, too.Learn More
Newport Southbank Bridge Co.
425 York Street Newport, Kentucky 41071