Light Up Braga Bridge
A move is on to light up the Braga Bridge. Fall River State Representative Carole Fiola says the bridge that carries Interstate 195 over the Taunton River should be a beacon for the region, much as the decorative lighting on the Zakim Bridge in Boston makes it a beacon for the city. In published reports, Fiola says a decoratively lit Braga Bridge would draw more attention to the region for the positives, especially because the negatives tend to grab attention. Included in the House version of the $12 billion Transportation Bond bill unanimously approved Wednesday is $500,000 for the planning, design and permitting of the lights.