Bright New Bridge Lights Shock Nearby Residents

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jul 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:58:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Do the new lights on the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge add to the skyline or take away from the view?

That's the question some Rolling Mill Hill residents are asking after just a few days of the bridge lighting up at night.

Dani Dubetz lives near the bridge in the City View apartments. She said the lights aren't necessarily the problem, but the brightness certainly is.

"I shot a time-lapse video of the first night that the lights went on and everyone was like 'what happened?'" Dubetz said. "It's shocking how bright it is."

Metro Public Works said the city is still in the testing phase for the bridge lights.

Spokesperson Billy Fields says eventually the lights will just be a "soft white" except for special occasions.

"We are still working on some things and they're seeing how it's going to work and how the lights will be best for the city," Fields said.

The new lights on the bridge and the Ascend Amphitheater were turned on for the first time on Monday.