35W Bridge Lighting Requests

MnDOT is replacing the aesthetic lighting system on the 35W Bridge. Minneapolis will not be accepting bridge lighting requests for dates between October 1, 2017 until January 1, 2018.

If you would like to request the 35W Bridge be lit for your organization, please contact Council President Barbara Johnson’s office or call 612-673-2204 to request the creation of an honorary resolution that will need to be approved by the Minneapolis City Council.

The Council President’s office will need a date and description of the event, color of lighting requested as well as the name and description of the organization, address, phone, email address and contact name. Requests must be made at least 60 days before the lighting would take effect.

After the resolution goes through Council, City staff will submit the application to MnDOT. The schedule below is the list of dates the I-35W Bridge is lit yearly, not including special event lighting requests.

Date - HolidayColors Used for Lighting
February, 14 - Valentine's DayRed
February, 17 - Presidents DayRed, white, and blue
March 17 - St. Patrick's DayGreen
April 27 and 28 - Worker Memorial DayOrange
May 11 - Mother's DayPink
May 24 through 26 - Memorial WeekendRed, white, and blue
June 14 - Flag DayRed, white, and blue
July 4 - Independence DayRed, white, and blue
August 1 - Bridge MemorialAll colors off
September 1 - Labor DayRed, white, and blue
September 11 - 9/11Red, white, and blue
October 31 - HalloweenOrange
November 11 - Veterans DayRed, white, and blue
December 25 - Christmas DayRed and green
December 31 - New Year's EveRed, white, and blue

Contact Hennepin County if you’d also like to request lighting of the Lowry bridge. Requests to the County should be made at least 14 days before the lighting would take effect.

Last updated Sep 18, 2017

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