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.
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