25,000-LED Bay Bridge Art Display Goes From Temporary To Permanent

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, San Francisco’s Bay Bridge was artfully illuminated with a 25,000 LED light sculpture that reached 1.8 miles.

While the public art installation, known as”The Bay Lights”, was only meant to stay lit for its two year display time, public and philanthropic funding have now made so the light sculpture will be a permanent fixture on the bridge. It only took $4 million dollars to may the dynamic LED art a new part of the Bay Bridge’s history.  

“Part of the funds will go toward replacing the current lights, which are controlled by several Mac Minis mounted within the bridge, with a new set designed to withstand weathering in the San Francisco Bay.”