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Bridges to Be Illuminated in Art Installation

The permanent art installation will provide a signature vista for the city.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled his plan to light up Tampa’s bridges on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Lights On Tampa: Agua Luces initiative will permanently illuminate four landmark bridges with low energy LED lighting, according to the city's website.

The four bridges are: Platt Street Bridge, Brorein Street Bridge, Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, and the CSX Railroad Bridge.

The installation will start in early summer and the final result will provide a signature vista for the city by August, in time for the Republican National Convention.

The permanent art installation is sponsored by Tampa Electric Company. Chicago-based lighting artist Tracey Dear, who lit the bridges in Chicago as well as the Wrigley Building, was chosen for the installation of Agua Luces, which translates into “water lights.”

For more information, visit www.lightsontampa.org.

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