Welcome To The Purple People Bridge Website


The Newport Southbank Bridge Co. accepts money every year in community donations to maintain security, trash removal, lighting and upkeep on the Purple People Bridge that links Newport with downtown Cincinnati.

Those who donate $10 or more to the fund will get a certificate of ownership, a commemorative pin and become members of the Purple People Bridge Maintenance Fund.

The Purple People Bridge does not have any public source of funding and our campaigns and donations will help to ensure that the bridge continues to stay in shape for the half a million people who use it each year.

The Purple People Bridge is a 123-year-old span which reopened as a pedestrian bridge in 2003. More than 596,000 people have used the bridge since then. It is the largest pedestrian bridge in the U.S. linking two states.

If you would like to make a donation, or help with our efforts to keep the bridge open and clean, please contact the Newport Southbank Bridge Co.

Click here to contact us.