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     Blue Bridge Lights
    The Blue Bridge is one of the City of Grand Rapids most used sites for special occasions. This significant bridge is the oldest railroad bridge in the City built in1868 and rebuilt in 1892. It was used as the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Bridge for deliveries traveling between Muskegon and Mackinaw City. When there was no more need for the use of the train in the 1980’s, the bridge was restored and painted blue.
    The Blue Bridge is most recognized at night when it is lit up highlighting its brilliant blue color. What adds to the uniqueness of the bridge is the ability to change the color of the lights! The bridge can be changed to red, purple, yellow or even rainbow!
    Special Lighting Requests must be submitted 10 business days before start date and are considered based on availability. Special Active Lighting will be displayed for a minimum of 5 business days.
    Blue Bridge Lighting Request Form: Blue Bridge Active Lighting Request Form
    View what the colors will look like here: Blue Bridge Lighting Options | Blue Bridge Lighting Options II
    You may choose from our color palette: Blue Bridge Color Palette
    Complete and return the Blue Bridge Lighting Request Form to the Office of Special Events
      • You may scan & e-mail your application to
      • You may physically drop off your application to 201 Market Ave SW - 2nd floor
      • You may mail in your application to 201 Market Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503