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1,500 lights to be installed on Big Four Bridge

The Big Four Bridge (Source: WAVE 3 News) The Big Four Bridge (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Big Four Bridge is about to take on a whole new look and color.

According to Waterfront Development Corporation Deputy Director Mike Kimmel, 1,500 computerized lights will be installed on the bridge.

The display will use some intense spotlights and wide-beam floodlights attached to the steel structure spaced atop and under the arches and along the deck, as well as flat LEDs placed inside many hollow beams.

The display can be programmed for different events like University of Louisville and University of Kentucky sporting events, as well as other holiday events.

Kimmel said he does not think anyone in Indiana will have a problem with stray light coming from the bridge, “The lights themselves don't shoot spotlights like you see on the great lawn shooting down to illuminate the great lawn, they're much better behaved than that and they just don't go as far.”

Kimmel said by not putting in a pedestrian path on the new downtown bridge the state saved $44 million and then gave $12 million for Big Four Bridge improvements, including $2 million that will be spent on the lights.

The bridge will remain open while the lights are installed.

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