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Released: 4/23/2016 

Purple Rain: Ben Franklin Bridge will Light Up in Memory of Prince This Weekend

CAMDEN, NJ. - The Delaware River Port Authority has announced special purple lighting on the Ben Franklin Bridge for the weekend of April 23-24, in honor of superstar and musical icon Prince, who died Thursday at age 57.

“Over the course of his career, Prince was an inspiration to billions of fans worldwide. In his honor, we will light the Ben Franklin bridge purple in hopes that it serve as an inspiration to the millions of people in our very own region”, said Ryan Boyer, DRPA Board Chair.

Many buildings, bridges and iconic structures from around the world are celebrating his legacy in similar tributes.

“Lighting the Ben Franklin Bridge purple is just a small way to memorialize and honor Prince’s amazing talent,” said John Hanson, DRPA CEO.

The DRPA hopes Prince fans will enjoy a powerful, visual reminder of the impact his music had on the world.


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