Thursday, May 21, 2015

Purple People Bridge

Written and Photography by:
Andrew Livelsberger

Starting its existence as a railroad bridge in 1872, the Purple People Bridge, as it is now known crosses the Ohio River - one end starting in Cincinnati, OH and the other in Newport, KY.

The bridge became a pedestrian bridge in 2003.  There is an official website for the privately owned structure, so read more detail about it's history there at this LINK.

There are lot of scenic view from the bridge - you have the Ohio River, you can see the Newport Aquarium, Great American Ballpark, and the Cincinnati skyline.

Also, as is popular with many a pedestrian bridge, people have taken to putting locks on the fences to either commemorate their love or to honor those no longer with us.