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Hudson River Bridge Gets Bling

Technically referred to as bridge jewelry, this article from Roads & Bridges talks about a project done on Mid-Hudson Bridge in New York state in which LED lights were installed to create a nice aesthetic affect that can be seen from across the river.

What is unique about this project is that the LEDs used on the bridge jewelry also showcase the latest advancements in the field of illumination; LEDs have become tough enough to brave the elements of even the most extreme conditions and uses, and can produce enough lumens to be used for illuminating large spaces or be seen from far away. It is also one of the first times LEDs have been used on a bridge jewelry project, marking a turning point of acceptance of the LED, and points to the fact that manufacturing and using LEDs has become more cost-effective than conventional lights.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.