NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City's skyline has been constantly changing, and it has now become a little bit brighter with new LED lights on Nashville's Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Mayor Karl Dean flipped the switch on the screen of a tablet to turn on the lights shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.
The replacement project came with a $2.3 million price tag, but officials said the new LED lights would use much less energy and save money in the long-run.
The new LED lights would allow the city to program the lights that illuminate the bridge's arch, beams, and cables. There were 256 combinations of colors available.
“Combined with the lights of the Ascend Amphitheater and Riverfront Park, residents and visitors will see our river and riverfront in a whole new way at night,” Mayor Dean said.
Officials said it was costly for crews to go out to the bridge on a regular basis to replace the old bulbs.
This was the first change in the lighting on the bridge since it opened in May of 2004.