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Rainbow Bridge will soon shine bright with lights every night


October 21, 2020

A VIEW OF OUR BRIDGE – A lighted Rainbow Bridge is an iconic sight. The bridge has been lighted in the past by caring prankster residents. Soon it will be officially lighted, thanks to an agreement between the Town of La Conner and the Skagit County government. Director of Public Works Brian Lease has done yeoman work to find magnet-held lights at a fraction of the cost of other options. – La Conner Weekly News file photo

Despite an ongoing global pandemic, La Conner area residents can still look on the bright side.

The bright side of the Rainbow Bridge, that is.

This after the Town Council last week inked an interlocal pact with Skagit County officials allowing the north side of the visually striking and popular arched span above Swinomish Channel to once again be lit.

The long-sought town-county agreement is being hailed as a literal bright spot here during the virus crisis.

“This is (an example of) economic development,” said Mayor Ramon Hayes. “This is one of the things people come to the commu...

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