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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO LIGHT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE IN BRONCO ORANGE AND SEAHAWK GREEN IN HONOR OF THE REGION’S FIRST SUPER BOWL

Date: Jan 29, 2014
Press Release Number: 25-2014

B-roll Footage of the Installation Included

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will light the156 LED necklace lights on the George Washington Bridge in Broncos orange and Seahawks green beginning tonight, January 29, at dusk. The bridge will remain lit each night through the Super Bowl in support of Super Bowl XLVIII, the first Super Bowl hosted in the New York and New Jersey region.

Electricians at the bridge braved the frigid temperatures several hundred feet above the Hudson River to install the team colored gels earlier this week. B-roll footage of the installation and interviews with the crew responsible for installing the necklace lights at the GWB can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tlrawewol5xegbx/GWB%20SUPER%20BOWL%20LIGHTS_H264_Widescreen_1920x1080.mp4?n=260618333

Media interested in filming the necklace lighting can do so at either of the following locations in New Jersey:

  • Fort Lee Historic Park, off Hudson Terrace just south of the bridge.
  • Rockefeller Overlook, north of Exit 1 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway North.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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