Press Releases & Advisories

June 27, 2011

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – Today the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) announced that the Peace Bridge will be illuminated in commemoration of the upcoming Canadian and American summer holidays. On Friday, July 1, 2011, the span will be lit in red and white hues, and on Monday, July 4, 2011, the bridge will feature a red, white, and blue color scheme. The light shows will commence both evenings at 9:00 p.m. (EST) and continue until 1:00 a.m. (EST).  

In response to substantial public request and to honor the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton the Peace Bridge structure will showcase a commemorative lighting on the evenings of Thursday, April 28, 2011, and Friday, April 29, 2011.

The Peace Bridge will be illuminated in the colors of the Royal Crest and will follow the lighting scheme outlined below:

1.)  static royal blue, red, and gold colors along the bridge arches, truss, and spine, as well as intermittent color animation.

Notable fact – HRH Prince William’s great-granduncles HRH Prince Edward of Wales and HRH George, Duke of Kent presided over the ceremonial grand opening of the Peace Bridge on August 7, 1927, between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.



(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – The Peace Bridge Authority (PBA) is the sponsor of a $5,000/year transportation/bridge engineering scholarship at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) in memory of former Chairman, Paul J. Koessler.

The Buffalo Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) coordinates the program on behalf of the PBA. This year there were a total of 16 applicants that were considered by the Selection Committee. This year’s winning recipient is John Roach of Kenmore, New York. In addition to his enrollment in the civil engineering program at UB, Mr. Roach volunteers in the community through Buffalo ReUse, Habitat for Humanity, and has served as the engineer mentor for the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School.

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority would like to advise the public that they have until July 15th to submit their entries for the photography contest. The contest began on May 13 in conjunction with the new LED light system that was installed on the Peace Bridge.

Photographs must capture the new LED illumination of the Peace Bridge from any publicly accessible location and must be in color and submitted in an acceptable electronic format. The complete official rules are available on the Authority’s website –

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority today unveiled a dramatic new lighting system for the Peace Bridge.

“This is a 21st century transformation made possible by advanced, energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) technology and the federal Transportation Enhancement Program” said Anthony Annunziata, Chairman of the Peace Bridge Authority.

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – Anthony Annunziata has been elected Chairman of Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority.

Mr. Annunziata is Vice President of Marketing for Hilton Niagara Falls, Fallsview Hotel, in Ontario. He is also President of Vann Media Group. Prior to his current responsibilities he was executive director of marketing of the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort for four years and worked for Casino Niagara for a total of eight years as director of marketing. He also served as vice-chair of the board of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership for five years.

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