Hundreds of Lights Coming to Fall Creek Bridge
Hundreds of lights will soon brighten the Fall Creek Bridge. Construction for the project has already begun, and by July 4, power outlets will span the southern walkway.
The project contains two parts, the first being power outlets which will help facilitate events including the annual Blast on the Bridge. After, the installation of 200 lights will begin. A completion date is not set, but it is expected to be finished in the fall of 2015.
The lighting has already been approved and supported by the City’s Board of Public Works and Safety (BPWS) as well as Hamilton County. The Geist Impoundment Fund board is also seeking to install lighting on the Olio Road Bridge, a similar project to the Fall Creek Bridge but without power outlets.
“The purpose of the lighting is twofold. The bridge is currently not lit at all, and we feel that this will provide path lighting that will softly illuminate the walkway and bridge,” said Geist Impoundment Fund member Jeff Lantz.
“With the addition of trails connecting up to the bridge on both sides, we are looking to help drive additional pedestrian traffic into the evening hours. With this increase in traffic, the lights will also provide safety for those using the bridge at night.”