Vancouver's iconic art deco Burrard Bridge is open, and now it's lit, too.
That is to say, the Bridge has been outfitted with reproductions of its original 1930s lighting, with the modern bonus of being able to configure the LED lights for multiple colour schemes.
Part of the historic crossing’s original 1930-32 Sharp & Thompson design, the concrete lamp standards, bronze light fixtures, and sconces, were removed in the 1960s, according to Heritage Vancouver Society.
The City of Vancouver was initially not going to restore the lighting system, but ultimately they did opt to go ahead and replicate it, putting the reproduced cement lamp standards and sconces not only back, but also back in their original positions.
To show off the Bridge's new look and colourful lights, the City invited the public to take a gander at the lit up Burrard Bridge Wednesday night.
There’s going to be even more of a restored light show on the art deco Burrard Bridge when the City of Vancouver completes the installation of the brazier lighting, which will look like a “flickering fire” at both ends of the bridge’s entrances.
The brazier lights and simulated flame are to honour Canadian soldiers; they will be ready to go for Remembrance Day 2017.
Check out some photos shared online of the Burrard Bridge's new night lights:
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