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The 100-year-old Langevin Bridge in East Village is lit with thousands of LED lights that change with the seasons and in honour of holidays and events. Now you can choose the colours you’d like to see on this brilliant gateway to East Village.
Your colours could celebrate a favourite charity event, a neighbourhood milestone, a school project...even a birthday! The bridge alone has 152 RGB LED lights, each composed of 36 one-watt lamps that are oriented to highlight every beam and truss of the bridge structure. Applicants chosen as “Lighting Partners” will see their choice of colours not only on the bridge but also on RiverWalk bench seating, bollards and light posts.
It’s a great way to honour and celebrate all manner of worthy endeavors.
The Langevin Bridge Lighting project was launched in 2009 – as part of the RiverWalk master plan – to draw attention to a significant historical landmark that is otherwise dwarfed by adjacent overpasses and office towers. RiverWalk has transformed the banks of the Bow River into a vibrant urban waterfront and is reconnecting Calgarians with our river systems. The lighting project is a feel-good energy initiative: despite the use of more than 5,600 LEDs, the bridge lighting consumes just 22,000 kilowatt hours per year, or roughly the consumption of three Albertan households.
To become a Langevin Lighting Partner, fill out the form here.
To view scheduled Langevin Lighting holidays and events, click here.