CAMDEN — The Ben Franklin Bridge between this Jersey city and Philadelphia will glow royal purple this weekend in honor of pop music icon Prince, who died Thursday at age 57.

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 serves as an inspiration to the millions of people in our very own region," Delaware River Port Authority board chairman Ryan Boyer said.

The bridge joins other buildings and structures around the world that celebrating in a similar manner.

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

New Jersey 101.5's Big Joe Henry and Craig Allen on Friday shared their thoughts and memories of Prince.

"It was rock and roll with an energy rarely seen since Jagger," Joe writes.


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