Sakonnet River Bridge Lighting
Sakonnet River Bridge Decorative Lighting
Since obtaining the Sakonnet River Bridge in 2013, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has utilized the decorative lighting installed on the bridge during its construction to recognize and celebrate holidays and numerous statewide and community events. RITBA welcomes requests from civic groups and organizations to light the bridge to commemorate special events not currently on the Annual Lighting Event Calendar. Guidelines for making a request are outlined below.
Applications requesting lighting of the Sakonnet River Bridge must be from organizations which are not-for-profit and community-focused which promote the State of Rhode Island, its civic institutions, and other public events of community significance. RITBA may accept requests for special lighting to recognize a specific cause or to commemorate or enhance a specific event consistent with this purpose. Specifically excluded would be lighting to celebrate political agendas, birthdays, weddings, personal anniversaries, or events that are primarily private in nature.
Requests must include contact information for the organization, a description of the event, date of the event, and color of lighting requested: Click Here for a list of available lighting configurations. Requests should be submitted 3 weeks before the date on which the bridge would be lit. Requests for combinations of colors not on the current list of lighting configurations may require a fee for reprogramming and would require a 6 week notice. The RITBA Executive Director may waive this requirement in instances where 21 days notice is not practical such as for school sports championships.
Please submit your request using the contact form below
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Attention: Senior Administrative Assistant PO Box 437 Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835
Each request will be reviewed by RITBA’s Executive Director with input from the RITBA Engineering and IT Departments. The Executive Director’s decision is final. Groups and/or individuals submitting Sakonnet River Bridge lighting requests will be notified about the status of their requests 7-10 days after receipt of their application.
Annual Bridge Lighting Plan
The Sakonnet River Bridge Annual Lighting Event Calendar lists normally scheduled events that do not require an external request. The bridge’s default color will be blue.