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Bridge climber calls stunt 'juvenile'

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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.

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