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Acosta Bridge lights to honor Juneteenth

JACKSONVILLE, FL -  In recognition of Juneteenth, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will light the Acosta Bridge Friday night.

Starting at dusk, the bridge will be lit red, white and blue.

“Juneteenth is another reminder of how far we have come, and how far we still have to go to ensure equality for every American, especially during the historic moment we are experiencing today,” said JTA Board Chairman Kevin Holzendorf.

Friday night will be the first time the lights are lit up to commemorate this holiday, sparking a new tradition at the JTA.

“The JTA is proud to honor the memory of those who fought for equality and civil rights,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.  “Hopefully this simple display will inspire people to come together to solve the issues we collectively face today.”

Acoast Bridge

The Acosta Bridge lighting project is scheduled to be completed ahead of the July 4th weekend. The new LED system is programmable and allows for either static or multi-colored displays.