First look at lighting for San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge

May 10 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Last week, we conducted initial tests for the competition-winning lighting scheme for San Diego's landmark San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, in collaboration with the Port of San Diego, artist Peter Fink, engineers Buro Happold and mock-up contractor Pro Cal.

We temporarily illuminated 50% of two pillars to compare the visual brightness of various colours, with the view to minimising the amount of light needed, thereby reducing any potential environmental impact.

Principal Mark Major said: "We are very proud to be associated with this ground-breaking project. We aim to make it an exemplary project in which we create a beautifully illuminated landmark with no damage to the local ecology. The lighting tests showed how little light we need to get a great result."

Copyright/ Port of San Diego
Copyright/ Port of San Diego