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Coastal Commission OKs tests of Coronado Bridge lighting project

Coronado Bridge lighting
Posted at 5:34 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 20:51:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The California Coastal Commission Wednesday signed off on a demonstration of the lighting project that would illuminate pillars of the Coronado Bay Bridge.

The project will include installing lights along four pillars of the bridge, which will be tested during one week in June.

Following the test, an environmental impact study will be conducted.

The tests are part of a larger effort for a proposed artist-designed lighting project that would span 30 pillars of the 2.12-mile bridge. The Port of San Diego is trying to raise between $14-$16 million to complete the project by 2022.

At completion, the Port hopes to have a finished lighting display by artist Peter Fink, meant to serve as a gateway to the region and in a variety of scenarios using its programmable LED displays.

Several sections of the bridge were illuminated last April during a study of the project.