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Team selected to light Coronado bridge

By City News Service

A team led by a London-based artist has been selected by the Port of San Diego to illuminate the 2.1-mile-long San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

Artist Peter Fink of FoRM Associates, in collaboration with Speirs and Major Associates and Buro Happold, were selected by the Board of Port Commissioners during its monthly meeting Tuesday.

Fink’s proposals calls for illuminating the bridge’s pillars with a color-changing programmable LED system, which can generate an infinite number of lighting schemes.

The electricity to power the lights would be generated by wind turbines, according to the port.

Over the past three decades, Fink has worked on a number of artistic lighting and urban design projects throughout the world.

He has created lighting projects for the Burj Al Arab Tower in Dubai, the Three Rivers Park in Pittsburgh and a New Year’s Eve installation at the Canary Wharf Tower in London.

The San Diego project will cost $4-$5 million and will be funded through private donations and grants, according to the port. A feasibility study will be conducted once the funding has been secured.