In Prince’s memory, purple shined on Zakim Bridge


Governor Charlie Baker and state transportation officials are paying homage to Prince in lights.

Boston’s Leonard P. Zakim Memorial Bridge shone purple for the late pop superstar, who was found dead, at the age of 57, in his suburban Minneapolis home on Thursday.

Baker believes Prince’s “Purple Rain” is one of the best albums of all time, according to his office.


The lights of the MBTA’s new glass headhouse at Government Center Station were also purple in memory of the artist. The T equipped the glass tower of the station, which reopened in March, with LED lights that can be set to different colors, much like the Prudential Tower changes its lighting. South Station will also be lit purple, according to Baker’s office.

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Additionally, the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge glowed with a purple hue. The bridge crosses Lake Quinsigamond and connects Worcester and Shrewsbury.

“#PrinceRIP,” the state transportation agency said in an earlier tweet.

Several landmarks turned purple for Prince on Thursday night:

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