Lowry Avenue bridge lighting policy
Honoring events, people and place
The Lowry Avenue Bridge at the Lowry Avenue crossing of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis has multi-color lights to illuminate the arches. The bridge normally displays blue lights but is lit in other colors for certain holidays and events. Organizations may request special lighting by completing the application, to recognize a specific cause or commemorate or enhance a specific community event. The county does not grant requests of a private nature such as birthdays or personal anniversaries.
Submit your application at least 14 days before your event using either method:
- Online or pdf application (preferred)
- Letter with organization’s name, description and date of the event, and color of lighting requested
The county may waive the 14-day requirement when it’s not practical, such as a school or professional sports championship.
The county administrator reviews and makes a determination on all applications for special lighting and that decision is final. Special lighting for approved applications begins at 6 p.m. on the requested date and ends at 6 a.m. the following morning.