The Bay Lights
Organizers of The Bay Lights display on the Western Span of the Bay Bridge remain far from their fundraising goal to keep the light display running well into the next decade.
The man who helped to illuminate the Bay Bridge with a light sculpture is hoping to bring a first-of-its-kind light show that would stretch the length of Market Street in Downtown San Francisco.
The Bay Lights will glimmer from dusk until dawn starting next month.
The final portion of funding for “The Bay Lights” art installation on the Bay Bridge has come in, along with news of a fix to some of the display’s broken lights, project officials said Friday.
The new $8 million light show on the Western Span of the Bay Bridge is having problems less than three months after the switch was flipped on.
“The Bay Lights,” an $8 million privately funded project created by artist Leo Villareal, will wow visitors near the bridge for at least the next two years. Mayor Ed Lee said an estimated 50 million people in San Francisco and the North and East Bay will eventually see the lights.
A light sculpture made up of 25,000 LED lights strung along the western span of the Bay Bridge will be turned on Tuesday night after months of preparation.
Art and technology come together starting Tuesday night on the Bay Bridge as “The Bay Lights” will be officially unveiled. The highly-anticipated display will light up the suspension span for a two-year-run.
Testing was to begin Thursday evening on LED lights strung along the Bay Bridge’s western span as part of an art installation intended to mark the bridge’s 75th anniversary, organizers said.