Date: Nov 03, 2011
Press Release Number: 134-2011
The 156 LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge will glow green this month to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts.
In addition, the bridge will serve as the backdrop for a major event on Sunday, November 13, when thousands of Girl Scouts from around the country will walk across the bridge’s south sidewalk to symbolize the bridging from one level of scouting to the next.
The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low who assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga. on March 12, 1912 for what would be the first meeting. Low’s aim was to give girls the opportunity to develop physically, spiritually and mentally.
The green necklace lights on the world’s busiest bridge is the most recent initiative by the Port Authority to heighten awareness of special occasions. The bridge’s lights were pink last month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Media interested in filming the bridge’s green lights can do so at Fort Lee Historic Park, located off Hudson Terrace just south of the bridge, and the Rockefeller Overlook, just north of Exit 1 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway North.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is self-sufficient and does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.