Lights out on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for Earth

Lights out on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for Earth Hour

24 March 2014

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is world-renowned for its spectacular light displays but this week it will make a different kind of impact by standing in darkness in support of Earth Hour.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the Sydney Harbour Bridge was just one of many global icons joining the cause including the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Empire State Building.

“All non-essential lighting on the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be switched off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 29 March,” the spokesperson said.

“Traffic and pedestrian lighting will stay on, so motorists will still be able to use the bridge safely.

“Roads and Maritime has participated in Earth Hour since it started in 2007 and we are proud to support this global environmental initiative.”

Earth Hour is the world’s largest united movement to remind people we’re all responsible for protecting our planet with more than 150 countries participating.

For more information about Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.org

CONTACT:   Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit 8588 5999

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