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Autumn colors … for a bridge

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The $178,000 lighting project started in June 2019 and is designed to reflect the bridges of other big Florida cities.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

The Ringling Bridge is saying bye-bye to boring and adding a pop of color this fall.

Sixty white lighting fixtures have been replaced by color LEDs that are more reliable and use less power, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Similar to those installed on downtown Tampa bridges, the lights are designed to slowly change color in a variety of preset programs.

I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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