Learn about the bridge's dramatic lighting system
In 2009, the Peace Bridge underwent an expansive renovation of its lighting capabilities, replacing traditional fixtures with innovative Light Emitting Diode (LED) units.
This new state-of-the-art LED system is controlled by sophisticated computer software that possesses unlimited color options, timings and themes, allowing the Peace Bridge to offer unique and captivating lighting shows at the push of a button. Such lighting options include special color themes for various American and Canadian national holidays, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres home games, as well as specific dates and celebrations like Halloween.
The system, which operates daily from 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM and from 5:00 AM through 6:00 AM, also requires less physical maintenance and provides improved security lighting for the entire border crossing. When the illumination shows are not in service, the bridge remains lit through low-level intensity beams of white light.
The Authority does consider lighting requests from the general public; however, such requests must meet the following criteria as determined by PBA bridge lighting policies:
1.) Applicants must demonstrate substantial support of the bi-national community surrounding the Peace Bridge and the Buffalo Niagara Region.
2.) Request must support a local or national awareness issue related to community health.
3.) Tributes or memorial requests will only be granted for well-documented local or national figures, or service members.
4.) Individual event requests must be for gatherings that impact the entire Buffalo Niagara region.
5.) Personal, individual birthday, and political requests will not be granted, unless in the instance of humanitarian concern.
6.) All requests must be submitted in writing (electronic submission preferred), along with a contact name, adress, telephone number, and names of supporting community organizations. To send a bridge lighting request please click here.
To download a copy of the regular bridge lighting schedule, click here.