Friday, August 19, 2016

Case Bridge Illumination Ceremony

Last night at a lighting ceremony held on District Pier at The Wharf, Mayor Bowser had the honor of pressing a big button to illuminate the Case Bridge over the Washington Channel. The bridge now has a blue light strip along the south-facing side of the bridge and soft white lights highlighting the stonework on the pillars. The reflection of the blue light strip gives the waters of the Washington Channel near the bridge a blue hue. Citelum designed the LED lighting scheme for the bridge. Accompanying the unveiling was a fireworks show - below is a video clip.

The new lighting scheme on the Case Bridge is permanent (minus the fireworks) and is part of the two billion dollar transformation of the Southwest waterfront to The Wharf. Blue lighting will also be located along the Wharf promenade. Over the next year or so, other components of The Wharf will be coming online, including Waterfront Park, a revamped Municipal Fish Market, Wharf Hall concert venue, three apartment buildings, two condominium buildings (525 Water delivered last month), two office buildings, three hotels, several restaurants and other retail, a new St. Augustine's Church, as well as a water taxi service, public piers and marina.

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