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THREE PORT AUTHORITY BRIDGES TO GLOW PINK TO COMMEMORATE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Date: Oct 01, 2019
Press Release Number: 160-2019

The George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge will be lit pink beginning tonight and throughout the month of October

The George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge will be lit pink beginning tonight, October 1, and continuing every night throughout October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This is the 12th year that the George Washington Bridge is being lit to heighten awareness of the disease, and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The color pink has become a symbol of solidarity for the Breast Cancer Awareness movement.

This is the first year that both the Goethals and Bayonne bridges join the George Washington Bridge with lighting to mark the annual occasion, using their recently installed LED lighting fixtures.

Each year, Port Authority crews change the light coloring gels to the George Washington Bridge’s LED fixtures during routine maintenance.

Contact:
The 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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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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