George Washington Bridge Turning Point of ‘Parade of Blimps’
The 2012 Hudson River Blimp Parade from Bayonne to the GWB and back featured 40 percent of the country’s blimps: Horizon BCBSNJ, MetLife, DirecTV and Hood.
Four blimps traveled up-and-down—or, more accurately, just above—the Hudson River Thursday from Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge and back.
The post-Labor Day blimp parade included the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Blimp of New Jersey, the MetLife Blimp, the DirecTV Blimp and the Hood Blimp.
Together, the four represented more than 40 percent of America’s blimps, organizers said.
The others are three Goodyear blimps, a second MetLife blimp and Hanger 1, according to a spokesperson for the event.
Weather delayed the “Parade of Blimps” slightly; the four blimps made it to the GWB, where they hovered briefly and turned around, at just after 10 a.m. Thursday morning.