San Francisco’s Bay Bridge retains its pc-managed lights
The 25,000 pc-pushed LED lights on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge have been solely meant to be a part of a two-yr artwork undertaking, nevertheless it appears like they will ultimately turn into a everlasting (and admittedly, quite fairly) a part of the panorama. The non-revenue behind the lights, Illuminate the Arts, has raised the $four million essential to each cowl the prices of latest gear and reinstall the lights after they’re taken down throughout cable upkeep. From then on, transportation authority Caltrans can pay the $250,000 a yr it takes to maintain the illumination operating. There can be a interval the place the bridge will go darkish, nevertheless it ought to resume shining in January 2016 — conveniently, simply forward of the inflow of vacationers attending Tremendous Bowl 50. Not all San Franciscans are followers of the set up (they argue that it is out of sync with the area), however these LEDs are right here to remain.
[Picture credit score: Chris Marra, Flickr]