The Q Bridge in New Haven will be lit up in the colors of the American Flag for the holiday weekend.
The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, which is also known as the Q Bridge, will be lit up red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. The bridge will be illuminated beginning at dusk during Sunday and Monday nights. The lights will be be turned off at 1 a.m.
The governor’s office announced that this weekend will be the first time that the Q Bridge “will receive a full lighting, which will include the towers, anchor piers, and cable stays.” The lights could be seen up to six miles away.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the announcement on Thursday and called the Q Bridge “a major landmark in Connecticut.”
“We got it done on time and on budget – and now we’re lighting it up as a new enhancement for residents. We’re thrilled to be illuminating the bridge for the first time in red, white, and blue to celebrate Independence Day and the birth of our nation,” Malloy said in a statement on Thursday.
Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker called the Q Bridge "a new source of pride for New Haven and our state."
“I am delighted that we will be able to unveil this lighting for the Fourth of July," Redeker said in a statement on Thursday.
The governor’s office said the Q Bridge, which is traveled on by tens of thousands of people each day, will be "illuminated in special colors for certain holidays."
The light of the bridge from Sept. 1 to the end of February is a clear white light while from March 1 through Aug. 31, the light is light green and light blue.
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