After more than half a century, Logan City’s 400 North will be getting new street lights. According to Logan City Light and Power Distribution Manager Steve Crosby, the existing lights (nicknamed Cobra Lights because of the ominous shape of the heads) have been in place since 1962. Many of the posts are rusted and are safety hazards. In 1965, one of the light posts was hit by a car and broken off, resulting in the death of Utah State University basketball great Wayne Estes.
Fifty-one double-headed decorative lights have been installed from Main Street to 700 East and the connecting electric lines are now underground. All of the new lights are LED, which will result in much less electricity being used than with the old “Cobra” lights.
A “flip the switch event” to celebrate the first use of the new lights will be held at 400 North and 400 East on Wednesday, June 29 at 9:30 P.M. The public is invited.