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NYC’s bridges will soon be outfitted with festive, choreographed lights

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

The city’s bridges are about to get some extra razzle dazzle.

Seven bridges operated by the MTA will soon be covered in blinking, color-changing lights that may just give the skyline a run for its money. The new lights are expected to save money in the long wrong since LED lighting is cheaper. Governor Cuomo discussed the sparkly new addition to the cityscape at a press conference earlier this week.

“We’re illuminating all the bridges in New York City with different-colored lights, and the bridges can then be coordinated and choreographed to music,” said Cuomo. “So literally, you’ll have bridges all across the New York City area that are choreographed. Nothing like this have been done on the planet... Imagine New York Harbor, with all those bridges, and all of it choreographed.”

Soon, every road into Manhattan will be a Rainbow Road.

UPDATE: We reached out to The New York Power Authority, the lead organization for the installation of the LED lights, for more details on the timetable for the project. Paul DeMichele, NYPA's head of Media Relations, got back to us with the following: "Construction is scheduled to be completed during the summer of 2018. They'll all be commissioned simultaneously at the end."


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