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One-Of-A-Kind Crossing

Of the nine crossings of the Ohio River at Cincinnati, just one is purple and only for people...

RENT THE BRIDGE
FOR AN EVENT

One-Of-A-Kind Crossing

Of the nine crossings of the Ohio River at Cincinnati, just one is purple and only for people...

ABOUT THE BRIDGE

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.

HISTORY

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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Become a friend and supporter of one of the nation’s few pedestrian-only bridges. Your donation will help keep the bridge clean, safe, and well maintained. Learn More »

Why Purple

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.
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Party on the Purple

Party on the Purple People Bridge

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!

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Recent News

Purple People Bridge in New York Times travel column

August 17, 2017

The Purple People Bridge was recognized today in The New York Times travel column, “36 Hours in Cincinnati.” The regular feature in the newspaper’s travel section takes readers through long weekend trips to various destinations around the country. This week’s column focused on Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Here’s what the Times […]

By Popular Demand, More Glier’s Goetta Party On The Purple

August 8, 2017

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE GLIER’S GOETTA “PARTY ON THE PURPLE” CONCERT SERIES ADDS NEW DATES THROUGH AUGUST  CINCINNATI – The Glier’s Goetta “Party on the Purple” organizers announced today that they are extending the free summer concert series on the Purple People Bridge to include five more dates to […]

Photos from the first night of Party on the Purple

May 21, 2017

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.    

MEET THE PURPLE PEOPLE BRIDGE

Of the nine bridges crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, only one is purple. And it is the only one just for people, too.

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MAILING ADDRESS

Newport Southbank Bridge Co.
425 York Street Newport, Kentucky 41071

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Phone: 859-655-7700