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Move is on to light up the Braga Bridge

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The Associated Press

By: Matt Blanchette

      FALL RIVER, Mass. - A move is on to light up the Braga Bridge.

State Rep. Carole Fiola says the bridge that carries Interstate 195 over the Taunton River connecting Fall River and Somerset 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.

        The Fall River Democrat tells The Herald News ( ) 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.
        At more than a mile long, the Braga Bridge is one of the longest in the state.

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