Two world records smashed atop Sydney Harbor Bridge

SYDNEY (NBC/APTN) — A record-breaking day on Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge took shape as more than 300 Rotary International members climbed the bridge in support of efforts to eradicate polio.
“We are this close to eradicating polio, and this effort — in conjunction with BridgeClimb — has brought tremendous attention to our efforts to eradicate polio across the globe,” said Mark Maloney, Rotary International Convention Committee chairman.
They smashed two world records: one for the most people on the bridge and one for the most number of flags flown on it.
“BridgeClimb” organizes climbs on the bridge and supported the event.
“This is just a real moment of history for Rotary, to launch the convention here in Sydney, for the End Polio Now Campaign, for the Sydney Harbor Bridge, for New South Wales and Sydney,” said BridgeClimb CEO Todd Coates. “What a fantastic moment to have two records broken.”
A group led by Oprah Winfrey set the previous record for most people on the bridge in 2011.
The Rotary’s International Convention happens in Sydney from June 1 through June 4.
Rotary members from over 150 countries are converging on Sydney.