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35W Bridge Aesthetic Lighting Replacement Project

I noticed a while back that the 35W Bridge went dark, so I checked out MnDOT's website to see what was up. I hope you're all as happy as I am to learn this is due to an Aesthetic Lighting Replacement Project, which is slated for completion on December 15, 2017. During this time, lighting on either side of the bridge will be turned off, including regularly scheduled special occasions.
Their website also states to expect temporary closures from late October to late November:
- Single lane closures on NB I-35W from 9am to 3pm and 8pm to 7am daily
- Single lane closures on SB I-35W from 9am to 3pm and 7pm to 6am daily
- Possible nighttime ramp closures from University Ave. to SB I-35W and Washington Ave. to NB I-35W


We were lucky to capture a number of photos of the bridge before the lights started burning out. The one below is from Halloween, 2011. We look forward to seeing the lights return to their former glory!

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