Bridge climber calls stunt 'juvenile' - FOX 35 News Orlando

Bridge climber calls stunt 'juvenile'

Posted: Updated:
Ed Koch Bridge Ed Koch Bridge
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A video posted to YouTube shows a man illegally climbing to the top of the Ed Koch Bridge to set up an art installation. Judith Supine took photos of his artwork against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

He is seen on the video walking along the pedestrian path then climbing ladders up the steel frame.

Supine told Fox 5's Lisa Evers that it was a way to get his art into the public. He also said climbing things and jumping into rivers excite him. He said he scoped out the bridge several times before making the climb.

He has done previous publicity stunts at the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges.

The publicity worked. The statue Supine brought to the top of the bridge sold for $5,000, his rep told Evers.

The NYPD said it is "looking into it."

“It was probably a bad idea. I wouldn’t recommend it or do it again," said the Virginia native from an undisclosed location.

The major security breach is just one of several in the last few weeks in public places in the city.

There were two security breaches at 1 World Trade Center including a teenager who was charged with climbing to the top of the 1,776-foot spire and three skydiving enthusiasts who turned themselves in to face charges in a September jump off the building.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices