skydance bridge

Inspired by Oklahoma’s state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Skydance bridge soars over Interstate 40. The bridge is a 380-foot-long pedestrian bridge with a 197-foot-tall sculpture. 

Access to the bridge via either downtown I-40 exit at Western Avenue or Robinson/Shields Avenue. From the Western Avenue exit, head east on SW 5th Street to Harvey Avenue and then south to SW 7th Street. From Robinson/Shields Avenue exit, head south to SW 10th Street, then head west to Harvey Avenue.

The bridge is illuminated from dusk until dawn each day with LED lights and is changed remotely, depending on the event, or holiday.

To request special lighting, individuals or organizations must complete the following lighting application.

Reserved Dates

The following dates are permanently reserved and cannot be included on special lighting requests.

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • President’s Day
  • Halloween
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Applications for special lighting requests on these dates will be returned to the applicant with a stamp indicating that the requested date has been reserved and the application has been denied.

Lighting Application Guidelines

Applications for lighting of the Skydance Bridge should promote the corporate interests and welfare of the City of Oklahoma City. Requests from commercial entities seeking to promote a product or service will not be approved. Other types of requests that will not be approved include:

  • Recognition of an individual’s birthday
  • Recognition of marriage anniversaries

Lighting applications should be submitted on the Skydance Bridge Special Lighting Application form. Applications must be received no less than thirty days prior to the requested special lighting date and are considered on a first come/first served basis.

Groups and/or individuals submitting special lighting applications will be notified in writing as to the approval or denial of their request. Applications that are denied may be appealed in writing to the City Manager’s Office. The appeal must include information substantiating the request and how it promotes the corporate interests and welfare of the City of Oklahoma City.