Benham Rail Trail - Harlan County

Benton National Wildlife Refuge Trail - Marshall County

Big Sandy Trail - Multiple eastern Kentucky Counties

Blackford Pedestrian Bridge - Crittenden and Webster Counties

Brighton East Trail - Southeastern Lexington

Cadiz Railroad Trail - Trigg County

Cathy Crockett Memorial Trail - Pulaski & McCreary Counties

Clear Creek Trail - Bell County

Lexington Trails - Fayette County

Louisville Riverwalk - Ohio River Levee Trail - Jefferson County

Marion Rail Trail - Crittenden County

Muhlenberg County Rail Trail
Central City to Greenville

Newport–Southbank Bridge
aka Purple People Bridge, Campbell County

Sheltowee Trace - McCreary County

Stanford Depot and Rail Trail - Lincoln County

Sturgis Rail Trail - Union County

Uniontown Trail - Union County

White Plains - Hopkins County

Wingo Rail Trail - Graves County

Newport–Southbank Bridge, aka Purple People Bridge: Campbell County: Cincinnati, OH. to Newport, KY over the Ohio River.

Will connect proposed Ohio River Trail in Cincinnati and proposed River Path in KY at the new Newport on the Levee Commercial center and Aquarium. Directions to Trailhead:3rd St. (Ky. SR 8) to north on Saratoga St. Endpoints:3rd and Saratoga Sts. in Newport and Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati. 0.5 mile, Surface: Bridge is concrete. Pedestrian and bike travel. It is a double bridge with a rail span. The bridge was sold to Newport by the KY Transportation Cabinet.

On the Cincinnati end there is an abandoned rail line now in use as a trail that connect to the new Great American Ball Park and to the Theodore Berry International Friendship Park and a bike path.

Wally Pagan
Southbank Partners
421 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky. 41071, 859-655-7700


Don Burrell, Senior Planner,
Bicycle / Pedestrian Coordinator
OKI Regional Council of Governments,
801-B West Eighth St. Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45203-1607
513-621-6300, 513-621-9325 – fax,


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