It’s the Bay Bridge’s 75th birthday, and it is getting all fancied up for the occasion.
For the milestone anniversary, they city hired Leo Villareal to design a spectacular light display for the bridge. It will be the world’s largest light sculpture at 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high using 25,000 white individually programmed LED lights.
The display took 6 months to install, starting in September 2012 and it will cost 8 million dollars. But don’t worry, it’s being paid for by private endorsers, not the tax payers.
The Bay Lights, as it’s called, is being tested right now, but it will officially illuminate on March 5. You know I will write about it again so stay tuned. For more info, check out http://thebaylights.org, the pdf fact sheet, and this SF Chronicle article.
And before you ask, no, you can’t see the lights while you’re driving on the bridge. We need drivers to focus on the road and stuff.