CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – This weekend Camden will pay their respects to an icon by shining a light on the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The Delaware River Port Authority has announced that the bridge will light up purple in memory of Prince. The superstar musical legend died Thursday at the age of 57.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Delaware Gov. John Carney, State Officials To Provide COVID-19 Update
“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 serves as an inspiration to the millions of people in our very own region”, said Ryan Boyer, DRPA Board Chair.READ MORE: Spruce Street Harbor Park To Reopen For Summer On May 26
Camden is joining cities all across the world, in lighting up landmarks in memory of the singer.
“Lighting the Ben Franklin Bridge purple is just a small way to memorialize and honor Prince’s amazing talent,” said John Hanson, DRPA CEO.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Primary 2021: All Eyes On Race For Philadelphia District Attorney
The city hopes Prince fans will enjoy the powerful, visual reminder of the impact Prince’s music has had on the world.