Purple People Bridge

Michael Keating

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company is looking to make a splash with a new and improved Purple People Bridge. Plans include repainting it, adding LED lighting, a "love lock" area, and reinforced flooring for the railroad side of the bridge.

Michael Keating

Efforts to turn the Purple People Bridge into a unique tourist attraction are moving forward.

Michael Keating

Kentucky's Lieutenant governor will be in Northern Kentucky on the Purple People Bridge this morning to present a check to help developers proceed with a 100-million dollar entertainment complex.

A release from Representative Dennis Keene says the 650-thousand dollars from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will fund an engineering study that will determine if the historic pedestrian bridge can support the project. The Newport Southbank Bridge company is currently in talks with three developers interested in the project.