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Coulee Dam bridge lighting to get big upgrade


The bridge over the Columbia River on SR-155 in Coulee Dam will get updated lighting next spring, when the lights along the sides of the 1930s-era bridge will be replaced with LED lamps, and the wiring and the covering globes will be replaced. - Jacob Wagner photo

The lights on the Coulee Dam bridge over the Columbia River will enter the 21st Century in the coming spring, when they will be updated from incandescent to LED lights.

"We're replacing all the wires that exist on the bridge, and the electrical service, so that the lights will function," said Robert Stull, the transportation engineer and electrical designer for the Washington State Department of Transportation office in Wenatchee. "And we're updating the lights to LED that should have a sort of yellow color that will match the incandescents installed in the 1930s."

Stull said LED (light-emi...

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