In 1872, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad opened this bridge with streetcar tracks, a road, and a walkway. By the 1880’s, the bridge was used for rail traffic and connected Cincinnati to the Gulf of Mexico. The bridge itself created a building boom in the East Row District.
Since that time, the bridge has received a complete makeover and with its new paint job and new purpose as a pedestrian only bridge, the bridge is now known as the Purple People Bridge. The bridge ties together the parks along the river in Cincinnati with the recent additions of restaurants and shops in Newport.
L&N Bridge (Purple People Bridge)
3rd and Saratoga Streets, Newport