News October 31, 2013

Old Northern Ave Bridge Gets Splash of Color

Old Northern Ave Bridge Gets Splash of Color

Visitors to Boston’s waterfront now have one more reason to enjoy an evening stroll, and just in time for Halloween!

Boston’s once disparaged Old Northern Avenue Bridge was given a splash of color Tuesday night when Mayor Menino, the Public Works Department, and Light Boston, a group advocating for the illumination of Boston’s historic culture, flipped the switch on a display of dynamic LED lights, bathing the structure in vibrant reds, blues, and greens. The new lights were supplied by Philips Color Kinetics, the same innovative company based in Burlington, MA who helped design the LED lights at District Hall!

This year marks the 105th anniversary of the bridge’s construction, which connects Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway with the city’s Seaport District. A project to inject new life into the pedestrian bridge was completed earlier this summer with a design featuring a vibrant array of raised garden beds, hearty seaside plants, and seasonal flowers.

Click here to see more photos of the opening event.