Burns Bridge shines for Shrewsbury Class of 1970


By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter

Burns Bridge is lit up in blue and gold for Shrewsbury High's Class of 1970.
(Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Kenneth Burns Memorial Bridge shone in blue and gold on Sept. 24 in honor of the Shrewsbury High School Class of 1970. 

“I just wanted to commemorate the Class of 1970,” said Shrewsbury alum Mike Lodowski, who helped coordinate the lighting with the state. 

The class had scheduled their 50th reunion to take place last year. That celebration, however, had to be canceled due to COVID-19. 

So, in this 51st year since he and his classmates graduated, Lodowski said he reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and asked if Burns Bridge could shine blue and gold. 

The bridge stretches between Shrewsbury and Worcester and is regularly lit up at night in bright colors. 

It is periodically lit to mark other holidays, celebrations, events and somber occasions. 

“I’m a true Shrewsbury Colonial,” Lodowski said.



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