Press Release Article


Date: Nov 10, 2016
Press Release Number: 222-2016

To commemorate Veterans Day, the George Washington Bridge will unfurl the world’s largest free-flying American flag on Friday, November 11, from 7:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. In addition, the bridge’s tower lights will be lit on Friday night from dusk until 11:59 p.m.

Located on the upper arch of the bridge’s New Jersey tower, the 450-pound American flag is 90 feet by 60 feet and drapes vertically. Its stripes are approximately five feet wide and the stars measure about four feet in diameter.

Media and members of the public seeking a vantage point to photograph the flag can do so from the Lemoine Avenue overpass in Fort Lee and the north area overlook of Fort Lee Historical Park on Hudson Terrace.

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