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Gov. Malloy Announces ‘Q Bridge’ to Be Lit Red, White, and Blue for Independence Day

Residents Are Encouraged to Visit the State’s Tourism Website to View the Schedule of Connecticut Fireworks Shows

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day. Beacons capable of projecting light nearly six miles into the clear night sky will be lit until 1:00 a.m. during those nights.

The Governor is also encouraging Connecticut residents to visit the state’s tourism website at, where they can find a schedule of fireworks shows that are planned to take place across the state throughout the coming days. Dozens of towns and cities in Connecticut have scheduled fireworks.

“It is important that we celebrate the birth of our country not only to observe the founding of the greatest nation in the world, but also reflect upon what we can do to ensure that the freedom this country gives us continues to survive for many years to come,” Governor Malloy said. “There are lots of opportunities to celebrate the holiday in every region of Connecticut and I encourage everyone to participate in the festivities.”

“I encourage Connecticut residents to take part in the Independence Day celebrations going on throughout the state,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “Our democracy and freedoms give us much to celebrate – and continue to fight for.”

**On the Web: Schedule of 2018 fireworks shows in Connecticut

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