If you’ve been near the Coronado bridge in the evening over the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed a mini sporadic light show on the three highest pillars.
Light displays are popping up left and right with the holidays well on their way. Coronado Bridge is no exception. While it’s not necessarily holiday themed, it is one step closer to becoming a permanent installation to the already stunning San Diego evening skyline.
The multiphase project began its first round of testing in April of last year on two columns over land on the San Diego side of the bridge. After receiving the necessary permit, the Port began their next round of testing on an overwater portion of the bridge, which began on November 8 and ends tomorrow (November 14).
Eventually, the project is set to give a section of the 2.1-mile bridge connecting the Coronado shoreline to San Diego’s Harbor Drive a unique splash of color with artistic architectural lighting installation.
In a press release, Commissioner Marshall Merrifield (Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners) said the bridge lighting test “provides San Diego a unique opportunity to see what’s possible and how the infusion of technology and art can make people feel connected to, and inspired by, our beautiful waterfront.”
The testing uses 170 computer-programmable color LED luminaires and controllers to display intermittent lighting in different colors, combinations, sequencing and arrangements. And the team wants your opinion! After testing is completed, the organization plans to invite community members to share their input on the project and collaborate with the design team so that the San Diego Bay gets a signature art installation just as amazing and unique as its residents.
So be sure not to miss out on the last two nights of testing today and tomorrow! Testing takes place between 6:15 pm and midnight.
[Featured image: Port of San Diego]