"Our famous blue bridge, the one on countless postcards, filling so many posters, the signature of a forward-looking city, was awash in a dreary glaze of white, from the lanes to the cables to the towers. The absence of blue was so striking that I took the next exit, circled back, and drove the span a second time," said Brian McGrory in his latest Boston Globe column.
When he drove back he saw why the Zakim Bridge looked white -- the blue lights, "sad and tired," were "overwhelmed by the bright white lights all around them."
The bridge's architect, Miguel Rosales, apparently "views the blue lights as so important that when they were extinguished a few years ago in a misguided cost-cutting campaign, he sent a $15,000 check to the state to get them turned back on."
In the column Rosales also says he is reaching out to lighting companies to try and get donations of new lights for the bridge, but that the state will need to pay for the installation, an installation that he admits is "not easy."
So, Charlestown, how do you feel about how the Zakim Bridge's latest all-white color scheme? Vote in our poll and leave a comment with your thoughts.