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Gold lights on Zakim Bridge come with a personal story

It’s been just over a year since the state Department of Transportation decided to install new lights on the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge, allowing one of Boston’s newest landmarks to shine a brighter blue — and, on special occasions, to transform colors.

Since then, the lights have been in regular use. In addition to celebrating holidays and cheering on playoff runs by the Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins, they have brought awareness to issues like autism, eco-friendliness, and gun violence — and offered blue and yellow rays of comfort after this year’s Boston Marathon.

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