Just because the crossings over US-59 were broadcasting football team colors in time for the Super Bowl last month doesn’t mean they were totally finished, Sarah Gandy from Gandy² Lighting Design tells Swamplot this morning. A number of readers have written in since the game to note bits and pieces of the new lighting going dark (as seen in the top shot), blinking, or appearing to be stuck on mismatched colors on occasion; Gandy says that per pre-game plans, there is still some hardware being installed and tuning being done, and that the contractors on the project aren’t scheduled to be totally wrapped up for a few more months.
The forecast for tonight’s display — minus at least 1 bridge which’ll be getting worked on for the evening — is St. Patrick’s Day green; the bridges also spent some of the leadup to Mardi Gras last month enthusiastically flashing passing drivers with traditional bead colors:
Here’s a reader’s view of the Montrose Blvd. bridge’s lighting taking the night off on Wednesday, from a few spans down:
Yesterday morning on Graustark St.:
- Previously on Swamplot: Bridges Over 59 To Don Super Bowl Team Colors for the Weekend; New Colored LEDs Now Periodically Exposing Themselves on Bridges over 59; 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: Benjamin Pawlik (top, bottom 2); Gandy² Lighting Design (middle 2)