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City Wants to Light Up Congress Street Bridge Over Fort Point Channel

Effort comes as Old Northern Avenue Bridge fate remains unclear

The ultimate fate of the Old Northern Avenue Bridge may still be in doubt, but that of its nearby neighbor, the Congress Street Bridge over the same Fort Point Channel, is a little more assured. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking ideas for illuminating the bascule drawbridge to accentuate its architectural attributes.

"We would hope that colored lighting could be part of the program, but we’re just waiting to see what kinds of ideas and concepts that these lighting design firms come forth with," a senior BRA planner told the Herald's Donna Goodison.

The agency has already set aside $370,000 for the project, plans for which date back more than a decade now.