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Bridge of Lions under lighting closer to reality

12-day test period started July 4 for community input


Too many times there's an assumption that when a good idea is shelved, it may never come to fruition, but for 12 days starting July 4, the community will get the chance to see a great idea that even though shelved for eight years, is about to become a reality.


The idea of adding architectural lighting to the underside of the Bridge of Lions to accent its design originated during the rehabilitation of the bridge, back in 2004, when City Commissioner Don Crichlow proposed the idea. The commission supported the idea by providing funds to have conduit incorporated into the restored bridge that would accommodate the lighting when funding could be secured.


With many other priorities for the city, especially meeting the challenges of a down turned economy, the lighting for the bridge was put on hold until nearly a year ago when Marcus Pinson, Utilities Plant Engineer, started looking at the work that had been done and initiated research to see what it would take to make the lighting a reality.


City Manager John Regan facilitated Marcus Pinson working with Commissioner Crichlow who had made connection with a professional in major event lighting, Bill Brennen, owner of JustLighting. Brennam, offered his knowledge and experience gained through a quarter century of work lighting major broadcast events.


So with a lot of dedicated work, four spans on the north side of the bridge, just west of the draw span, will be lit from July 4 through July 15 as a test of both of the lighting system and to allow the community the opportunity to see and comment on the effect. Community comments are welcome by email by clicking here.

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