Infrastructure Lighting Turns Bridges, Walkways, and Tunnels Into Memorable Landmarks
The term infrastructure is often associated with bland, distant structures typically overlooked as they blend into the scenery. By association, infrastructure lighting has also historically been utilitarian by design. Creating a safe, secure environment seemed to be the limit of expectations for light fixtures on bridges, transit facilities, pedestrian walkways, and tunnels.
These practical but necessary considerations often result in missed opportunities to celebrate the design of bridges, tunnels, overpasses, and roadways. Advancement in lighting technology and a renewed interest in urban design have accelerated the use of light to promote structures visibly pleasingly. New or renovated infrastructure projects are often required to have a sense of style. The proper application of light can turn what was once unnoticed into a memorable landmark. Recent federal and local infrastructure initiatives will provide new opportunities to use accent lighting to create unique structures.