Louisville bridge light show to become permanent

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.

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.

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