Louisville bridge light show to become permanent

Big Four Bridge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A decorative light show that’s visible for a mile up and down the Ohio River will become a permanent nightly attraction on Louisville’s Big Four Bridge this week.

Waterfront Development Corp. Deputy Director Mike Kimmel says testing of the $1.8 million special lighting for the past few weeks has gone perfectly. Kimmel told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1DJbGJA ) the lighting will initially be on from dusk until midnight or thereabouts and eventually may also be turned on during some winter mornings.

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The system has about 1,500 LED lights to go on the cross-river pedestrian walkway. Kimmel says the computer that controls the system has been programmed to produce a nearly infinite combination of colorful configurations.

The Big Four opened to walkers and bikers two years ago.