Minneapolis Pride

I-35 Bridge Lighting in 2011 Foreshadowed SCOTUS Decision

Way back in 2011 the Minnesota Department of Transportation programed the LED lights shining on the newly erected I-35W bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis to shine in a rainbow pattern in honor of Pride Weekend. I made a short timelapse film of the scene which is embedded above. This week in 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that state laws banning LGBT marriages are unconstitutional. Maybe MnDOT will light the bridge in rainbow colors again?

In celebration of Twin Cities Pride weekend the Minnesota Department of Transportation programed the LED lights on the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi river to bathe the bridge in a beautiful rainbow color. This is a time-lapse film showing the transformation of the Mill Ruins Park, the Stone Arch bridge and the I-35W bridge as dusk fell into night in downtown Minneapolis on June 24, 2011.

All footage comes from one Canon Rebel T2i with a Tokina 11-16mm lense set at the 16mm end. I shot in Apperature priority mode with the lens all the way open at f2.8.

Music: Sample :: Grey Sky Piece (rutgermuller.nl).WAV from rutgermuller on Freesound.org

Matty Lang

About Matty Lang

Matty Lang has been interested in land use, transportation, and cities since he fell in love with Paris, France while studying there in 1998-1999. He is a filmmaker living in Minneapolis. He loves film, bicycling, and basketball. Follow him: Vimeo | @MattyLangMSP | Facebook