Friday, January 28, 2005

'A Wait is Lifted'

More on the Bridge Lighting excitment from today's Daily Breeze:

"It's going to be a great celebration," said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn. "This is a testament to the human spirit. When that moment comes, when they turn on those lights, people will feel such great pride."

Assuming all goes as planned, the bridge will glow in tiny blue lights every night after that, from sunset to midnight.

It hasn't been easy.

Lighting up the bridge took years of fund raising, political arm-twisting and dodging difficulties that raised all kinds of artistic and environmental obstacles.

Vincent Thomas Bridge Lighting Committee Chairman Louis Dominguez and his committee members deserve most of the praise, residents agree, for never giving up, even when the project appeared to be doomed.
Ooh, see, drama. Seriously, there were birds, other birds, energy crises, it was goofy what cropped up. Read the rest of the story here . . . . .

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