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GR's blue bridge will shine bright with new lighting

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 10:04:38-04

GRAND RAPIDS — City officals say installation of new lighting displays on the blue bridge will begin on Monday.

The old lighting was not operable over the last year and were need of an upgrade.

“Special nighttime lighting on the Blue Bridge promotes the City of Grand Rapids, its civic institutions, state and federal holidays, and other public events,” said Evette Pittman, supervisor of the Office of Special Events. “We’re thrilled that this project will again allow us to accept community requests for special active lighting. The community appreciates this feature on the bridge. The lighting helps call attention to specific causes. It also helps to commemorate or enhance specific events connected with our city.”

People will have limited access to the bridge now through August 28 during the week. The bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the duration of the project.