Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular dazzled millions

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The biggest fireworks show in the country, the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, did not disappoint.

Vibrant colors cascaded off the Brooklyn Bridge with a crescendo of explosions and a kaleidoscope of colors.



Spectators enjoyed a truly dazzling display.

Organizers said there were some three million spectators along the East River.

Crowds packed the FDR Drive.

Many showed up hours in advance for the 9:30 p.m. show.

Barges carrying some of the 50,000 pounds of explosives were moved south of the Brooklyn Bridge as a precaution because of expected rip currents.

After five years on the West Side, the Macy's fireworks show is back on the East Side.

The theme for this year's 25-minute show was the 200th anniversary of the "Star-Spangled Banner".

It was a truly grand show with a grand finale that garnered lots of amazement.

Macy's says more than 1,600 shells were launched per minute.

One World Trade Center marked the holiday by lighting its 400-foot antenna red, white and blue.

(Some information from the Associated Press)

Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.