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Released: 1/29/2009 

Ben Franklin February Bridge Lighting

Delaware River Port Authority CEO, John J. Matheussen, has announced the Ben Franklin Bridge in February will have special lighting to promote the American Heart Association as well as celebrating Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.

For most of the month the bridge will have red lighting to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign.  The campaign began in February 2004 to raise awareness of heart disease among women.  Since then the campaign has gained tremendous momentum helping raise funds to support research and education about women and heart disease.  On February 6 millions of Americans will be sporting the color red for “National Go Red for Women Day.”

On February 14 the bridge will have red and pink lighting to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

On February 16 the bridge will have the patriotic red, white and blue lighting in observance of President’s Day.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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