George Washington Bridge Debuts Green Lights

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, the George Washington Bridge debuted its green necklace lights.

The lights will be green for the rest of the month. Why, might you ask? It is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

This is only the second color ever used on the necklace lights.

The bridge was pink last month to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month (for the second year in a row). Workers climbed the cables to change the color today, as the bridge was still pink on my way to work this morning.

Anyway, I decided to head over to the Fort Lee Historic Park to snap some photos of the bridge in its green splendor.

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

I think this shot is particularly cool because you can see three aircraft streaking through it.

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Nov 2, 2011

- Evan Bindelglass

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17 Responses to George Washington Bridge Debuts Green Lights

  1. Pingback: George Washington Bridge Goes Green For The Girl Scouts « CBS New York

  2. Chris kleckner says:

    Absolute fantastic photograph. Thanks so much for posting them!

  3. KenZ says:

    Wonderful shots… brought a warm smile to my face and thanks to the Girl Scouts of America. Since moving out to the hills and country of northwest NJ, forgot there is still beauty amidst the metropolis and the concrete jungle. Thanks!

  4. Maria Torres says:

    I live in Puerto Rico and I was moved to see them honor the GS. I’m a volunteer GS and since I was born in NY, I feel elated to see this.

  5. jean Lewis says:

    this will be a memory for all Girl Scouts that will last another 100 years! Thanks to whoever spearheaded this endeavor! Thanks also to the great photographer who captured this moment in history!

    Jean Lewis

  6. Chris-Boston, MA says:

    Making the world a better place….. Proud to be a 20+ year Girl Scout. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Robin Leavy says:

    I love looking out my windows & seeing the beautiful green lights in honor of the Girl Scouts. Way to go! It’s so exciting to see the changing lights on the GWB. Looking forward to next months lights. Beautiful pictures of the bridge!

  8. Hi,
    These are the most beautiful photos! On Sunday the Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey will hold a ceremonial “bridging” event at 9 a.m., with thousands of Girl Scouts walking across the George Washington Bridge. One hundred years in the making, the Girl Scouts anticipate as many as 5,000 members, volunteers and alumnae to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience of “bridging” into the next century of Girl Scouting. Can we have your permission to use these beautiful photos as part of our event promotion and for our archives. They are just so AMAZING! What a historic moment for the Girl Scouts and what a beautiful sight the bridge is in green. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow! Thanks so much. Would you mind sending the .jpgs? The images you have captured are just so beautiful that I would want to maintain the quality and essence of your photos. My email is nzimmerman@gshnj.org and I am the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. Thanks again for your talent and generosity!

  10. Peggy Walk says:

    Great pictures. I’m sorry I can’t walk the bridge with all the other Girl Scouts. I have been a Girl Scout for 60+ years and am enjoying seeing my granddaughter grow up in scouts. I am still an active scout in the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. My granddaughters are 5th generation Girl Scouts in our family.

  11. Rob Gadil says:

    The photos look great, no question. But why, after a big fare hike, does the bridge have to go to all this expense in material & manpower. Is this to be a monthly happening ? This really rubs salt in the financial wounds of we who pays dearly each day to cross the bridge.

  12. Marie Wehrung says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! I was a Girl Scout growing up in NYC. I’m now an adult GS volunteer living in Houston, where the GS National Convention opens today, kicking off the start of the year long 100th birthday celebration! While I’d love to see the GW Bridge with it’s green “necklace” in person, I appreciate you making that possible long distance through your pictures.

    • Dolores DeCrescenzo says:

      Marie, I am thrilled that you shared this with me, they are so beautiful and I will pass it on so everyone in my address book will be able to enjoy this 100th b/day celebration. I’m happy that you continue the GS tradition staying involved with my beautiful granddaughters. Happy celebration in Houston.

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  14. PKDonohue says:

    As a firm believer in the day to day Girl Scout experience, I am thrilled to see these green lights and know that they glow in honor of the GS 100th Anniversary. Thank you to the Bridge Authority and everyone else involved in making this a reality… it is a beautiful symbol for GS of all ages to reflect upon and take pride in.

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