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PORT AUTHORITY TO SALUTE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONS BY FLYING GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FLAG

Date: Jul 09, 2015
Press Release Number: 95-2015

PATH also will provide additional midday service Friday on the World Trade Center line to accommodate those attending team's victory parade

The Port Authority will unfurl the world's largest free-flying American flag at the George Washington Bridge on Friday, July 10, as a tribute to Team USA's women's World Cup champion soccer team. The team - which won the World Cup last Sunday by defeating Japan 5-2 - will be honored during a ticker tape parade Friday on Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

In addition, the Port Authority announced today that additional PATH service will be provided Friday during midday hours on the Newark to World Trade Center line to accommodate those attending the team's ticker tape parade down Broadway in Lower Manhattan, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. All other PATH lines will operate on their normal schedules.

The 450-pound George Washington Bridge flag will be flown between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. Located on the upper arch of the bridge's New Jersey tower, the flag is 90 feet by 60 feet and drapes vertically. The flag's stripes are approximately five feet wide and the stars measure about four feet in diameter.

Media and members of the public interested in getting photos and video of the flag can do so from the Lemoine Avenue overpass in Fort Lee and the north area overlook of Fort Lee Historical Park located on Hudson Terrace.

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