Sydney Harbour Bridge climbers set two world records
Climbers in Australia have set not one, but
two world records. About 340 people, carrying flags, lined the
Sydney Harbour Bridge today, breaking the records for the most people on the bridge
and the most number of flags flown off it, beating the previous attempt of 143 flag,
set in 2010. The event, organised by Rotary International,
was part of their campaign to eradicate polio. This is the bridge climb to end polio.
Since 1985, Rotarians have been working to eradicate polio across the globe and 99% of
polio has been eradicated. This effort, in conjunction with Bridge Climb,
has brought tremendous attention to our efforts to eradicate polio across the globe. Rotary and Bridge Climb Sydney are going to
donate 50% of all tickets sold to climb the bridge to the End Polio Now, Make History
Today campaign, and the Melinda Gates Foundation will give two dollars for every dollar raised. The Oprah Winfrey Show set the previous record
for people climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with 319 in December 2010.