I never knew that Cincinnati had a bridge for "purple people." I guess this gives the song "purple people eater" new merit. However, today we went across the "Purple People Bridge" designed by M.J. Becker, to go from Newport, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio.
The purple bridge was once used for all traffic. There are remnants of a narrow two lane road, a pedestrian lane and on the other side of the bridge was a train line. It was last used for automotive traffic in the 1970's, by then automobiles were much larger and according to Uncle Rick the buses took up most of the bridge as would go across.
Afterward we went to the Cincinnatus Park, which runs along the Ohio River to the International Garden.
Located in between the parks is one of the first "water works" in the country.
The walk along the Kentucky side of the river was a charming little shopping and dining area.