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The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Architectural led lighting for decorating remarkable sights of big cities has recently become extremely popular. We cannot but admire with wonderful illumination of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New-York City.

It connects the populous boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn and it is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. When lighting designers planned the architectural lighting of the bridge they had to solve some serious problems connected with the construction. One of the main points of the work was to consider all aesthetic and functional characters of the bridge and create its contemporary lighting design.

In fact, the massive towers, hanging the steel cables of the bridge can be seen throughout all five boroughs of New-York City. And the bridge is double-decked with six-lane highway each. So, it was quite important to create its architectural lighting design to be served as a functional and decorative element of the construction.

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge furnishes a critical link in the local and regional highway system, surrounding the city. So, the lighting design of the bridge is performed strictly according to the style and general lighting conception of highways, crossing the city.

The lighting designers have succeeded to achieve perfect colour and light expression in led architectural lighting. They managed to mildly extract the central towers of the bridge, using the led spot lights. The lighting designers made their best to make bright lighting accents on the steel cables and the decks of the bridge. So, now we can admire with the best version of its harmonic appearance. Special accent led lights, fixed in the chord of each pylon, make the bridge extremely grand and stately. Led spotlights are successfully fixed along the roadways.

So, there is a significant decrease in the number of traffic accidents on the bridge at night. In spite of the magnificent shining of the bridge against the night city background, the architectural lighting is designed in a very safe way. It does not dazzle the motor traffic participants and it does not negatively influence on the sea transport navigation. The architectural led lighting of the bridge makes its details extremely individual and charming.


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