SR 520 floating bridge sentinel lights
The SR 520 floating bridge sentinel lights can be changed to recognize holidays and organizations and events of public significance.
The SR 520 floating bridge has four large towers, called “sentinels,” that mark the east and west ends of the world’s longest floating bridge. The tallest sentinel, at the bridge’s east end, rises 123 feet above the lake’s surface. These towers not only add an architectural flair to the bridge but also serve a critical function, allowing crews access to the bridge’s pontoon platform for maintenance.
We illuminate the sentinels from dusk to dawn with LED lights. Teal is the standard color. Many color combinations are possible, which allows us to change the display color. Sentinel light changes are intended to recognize holidays and national and local campaigns, organizations and events of public significance. We cannot accommodate requests related to private events or political or religious events or campaigns.
How to request a color change
If you are interested in changing the sentinel lights for a public event or cause, please fill out the Sentinel Lighting Change Request Form (PDF 425KB) and submit it to NWPublicAffairs@wsdot.wa.gov.
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