After a three-month installation period, the first phase of the Light the Hoan project has concluded and will officially light the west side of the bridge on October 22, 2020, lighting the bridge daily thereafter. During the official bridge lighting, Light the Hoan, Code the Hoan and 88Nine Radio MKE will partner to broadcast a music-driven light show, to demonstrate the unique capability of the bridge lights and share the celebration city-wide.
As you may have seen along the skyline, test lighting of the newly installed west side lights will continue through the remainder of this week; lights will then go dark until the October premiere.
The Light the Hoan team will continue to fundraise the last $1.1 million of the $4.6 million project to light the east side of the bridge and continue to advance meaningful partnerships, some of which have been formed over the last two years to support the bridge’s significant technical capabilities.
Beyond animation and changing colors, the lights can be synchronized to respond to external events such as Brewers’ home runs, big plays at the Fiserv Forum, or even live music. All funds raised for the lighting, installation and maintenance were raised privately between May of 2018 and January 2020; no public dollars are involved.
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