Friday, September 29, 2023

Popular Light Display on Mid-Hudson Bridge to be Replaced

The New York State Bridge Authority announced yesterday that the popular necklace lights on the Mid-Hudson Bridge will soon be replaced with new fixtures. The necklace lights along the suspension cables are lit in different colors in commemoration of holidays as well as local and statewide events.

The replacement project will begin on Monday, April 3, 2023, and is expected to wrap up sometime in May.

The necklace lights were first installed in 2001 and the fixtures have reached the end of their useful life. The original power cables and mount brackets will be retained during this project. The old light fixtures will be removed and the necklace lights on the bridge will be off once installation begins this Monday. The Mid-Hudson Bridge will be unable to participate in special lighting events while the project is underway.

The lights have been procured from MagniFlood, Inc., who produced the original lights, with
installation being done by Piasecki Steel Construction Corp. The project comes at a total cost of $429,750.00 and is part of the Authority’s capital plan.

The Bridge Authority stated they receive no operating funding through state or federal tax dollars, with nearly all of its revenue coming through tolls. Tolls are reinvested back into capital improvements on the Authority’s spans, ensuring these critical pieces of infrastructure can continue serving the Hudson Valley for decades to come.

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