Solved: Why is the Mid Hudson Bridge Lit Up Red, White and Blue?
If you were wondering why the Mid Hudson Bridge was lit up in red, white and blue this week, we've found out the answer.
You may have driven on the bridge, wondering if someone hit the "Fourth of July" button by mistake. Actually, the LED lights were lit up in all-American colors on purpose, and it had nothing to do with the primary elections.
On Thursday, Governor Cuomo announced that landmarks across the state would be lit up like old glory to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the winter games. In 1980, Lake Placid was host to the Olympics. The governor said that the 40-year-old event "left a lasting mark on Lake Placid, New York State and the entire nation," and was something that needed to be remembered.
Lake Placid's Olympic Center, home to the "Miracle on Ice," will join other landmarks in being lit red, white and blue, both inside and out. Special events are also planned in Lake Placid, including the lighting of the anniversary Cauldron on Friday, February 14, at 6:15 pm. .A meet and greet with several Olympians, past, present and future, and the return of several members of the U.S. Olympic figure skating squad, known as the "Dream Team," are also included in the two-week-long celebration.