9/11 Bridge Lighting
September 8, 2011
BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – Today the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) announced that on September 11, 2011, the Peace Bridge will be illuminated in commemoration of the thousands of civilians and first responders who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11.
The bridge span is set to be lit in a patriotic American red, white, and blue color scheme commencing at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and continuing until 1:30 a.m. (EST) the following morning. In addition, the official flags of the New York City Fire Department (NYFD) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) will be flown in the U.S. Customs plaza beginning that same day.
“The Peace Bridge is a symbol of harmony between our two great countries and it provides an ideal setting to remember and honor all of those individuals and families who experienced the pain and anguish of September 11th,” said Authority Chairman Anthony Annunziata.
The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a binational authority, has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933. The bridge, which was opened to traffic in 1927, spans the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, and is a key international border crossing. The Authority is governed by a 10 member board with an equal number of representatives from Canada and the United States.