St. Anthony Falls Bridge

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Signify helped revitalize an iconic bridge, enhancing the Minneapolis skyline with spectacular displays and providing residents and visitors with improved pedestrian lighting. 

    "The revitalization of the I-35W Bridge lighting system is a great story for the state of Minnesota. The light shows reinforce the bridge as an icon in the city skyline and a source of pride for the entire region."


    - John Pedersen, Lighting Operations Supervisor at MnDOT

    Customer Challenge

    When the big game came to Minneapolis in February 2018, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) saw an opportunity to upgrade the aging lighting system on the I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge—and put the city in its best light for a national audience.


    The bridge spans the Mississippi River and is a highly visible part of the city skyline, so the new system had to provide impressive aesthetics while withstanding harsh outdoor conditions.

    The right lighting

    MnDOT officials collaborated with the Signify team to ensure that the solution would address all their needs: improving operational efficiency, simplifying maintenance, and benefiting the community by enhancing the recreational environment and attracting visitors.


    The system was built on the ActiveSite platform, which provides remote monitoring, maintenance, and management capabilities.


    The system also includes more than 650 Color Kinetics outdoor architectural LED lighting fixtures, including ColorReach Powercore gen2 (now specified with ReachElite), selected for their individual configurability, rugged construction, and expanded range of colors and light distribution patterns.

    The team

    NEO Electrical

    Electrical Contractor


    B&M Supply


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