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 - 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 Sep 18, 2017