35W Bridge Lighting Requests

If you would like to request the 35W Bridge be lit for your organization, please contact Council President Lisa Bender’s office or call 612-673-2210 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 - Holiday Colors Used for Lighting
February, 14 - Valentine's Day Red
February, 17 - Presidents Day Red, white, and blue
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Green
April 27 and 28 - Worker Memorial Day Orange
May 11 - Mother's Day Pink
May 24 through 26 - Memorial Weekend Red, white, and blue
June 14 - Flag Day Red, white, and blue
July 4 - Independence Day Red, white, and blue
August 1 - Bridge Memorial All colors off
September 1 - Labor Day Red, white, and blue
September 11 - 9/11 Red, white, and blue
October 31 - Halloween Orange
November 11 - Veterans Day Red, white, and blue
December 25 - Christmas Day Red and green
December 31 - New Year's Eve Red, 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 Jan 23, 2018



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