Lights On Tampa

As part of Tampa’s beautification program, four of Tampa’s downtown bridges will get artistic lighting treatments that will be permanent.

The city intends to illuminate the Platt Street Bridge, Brorein Street Bridge, Kennedy Boulevard Bridge and either the CSX Railroad Bridge or the Cass Street Bridge through it’s “Lights on Tampa” public arts program.

The city is hiring artist Tracey Dear, who illuminated the bridges in Chicago, as well as the Wrigley Building there, to do the project, called Agua Luces, Spanish for water lights.

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas are contributing more than $300,000 to cover the costs.

The lighting project should be completed by late summer, just in time for the Republican National Convention.