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When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently, nearly 8 miles of the trail (in disconnected segments) are open along the river's northern shore, including a short overlap with the Lunken Airport Bike Path.
The longest completed section links Cincinnati's professional sports stadiums with T.M. Berry International Friendship Park, named for the city's first African-American mayor. One highlight along the way is the Newport Southbank Bridge—affectionately known as the Purple People Bridge—a converted railroad trestle that now carries trail users across the Ohio River to Kentucky.
Eventually, the Ohio River Trail will also connect to the Little Miami Scenic Trail, a 78-mile Hall of Fame rail-trail running between Cincinnati and Springfield. Both trails are components of the Ohio to Erie Trail, a planned 320-mile route that will eventually span Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. Over 240 miles of the trail are currently complete and open for use.
Parking lots are available at Corbin Street, Riverview East Academy (3555 Kellogg Avenue), and off Wilmer Avenue, where the trail meets the Lunken Airport Bike Path.
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