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Second Street Bridge lights almost ready

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The colorful lighting on the Second Street bridge is almost ready to become a permanent fixture.

City Engineer David Hayward said the lighting has received approval from the Indiana Department of Transportation district engineer.

The four LED light arrays each have three lights and are situated on each corner of the bridge. They can change color, and the city has access to eight lighting schemes. Eventually, a new control panel will allow unlimited combinations.

The city still needs to install visors or shields on several of the lighting arrays to prevent any driver confusion. For example, without the shielding the green-and-red lighting scheme could be mistaken for traffic signals, or a red-and-blue scheme could be mistaken for emergency vehicle’s lights.

Until the shields are installed, the city will use only the blue lighting scheme on the bridge.

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