Upate, 4pm: The text has been updated to clarify the bridge’s color capabilities and include more info on current setup from the design firm.
The curvy crossings over Hwy. 59 east of Spur 527 have been caught on camera glowing at passing drivers this week as workers test out the new colored lighting systems. Sarah Gandy of Gandy² Lighting Design tells Swamplot that the plan is to have all 6 bridges lit nightly by the first week of February as the pre-Super Bowl hullaballoo ramps up, but that final tweaks and adjustments are still being made (as seen here).
Gandy tells Swamplot that the bridge’s color patterns are still being programmed, and that they’ll soon be capable of a full range of groovy multi-tone modes like those shown in renderings previously released by the Montrose Management District (shown below):
The first of those were being tested out on Wednesday night:
A reader also sent in a few snaps of the Hazard St. bridge under this week’s full moon, as seen during Tuesday’s round of testing:
- Previously on Swamplot: Never Mind the Lawsuit; Montrose Management District Still Marking Its Territory; Comment of the Day: A Low-Cost Lighting Option for the 59 Bridges; What It Would Cost To Get Those 59 Bridge Lights Working Again; Swamplot Street Sleuths: Giving 59 a Light Twist
Photos: Gandy2 Lighting Design (top 6), Rex Solomon (bottom 2)