Thanks to non-profit organization Memphis Bridge Lighting Inc., the Hernando De Soto Bridge is getting a makeover and it’s gonna be lit!
In an effort to “promote activity on the riverfront and provide a unifying symbol of which all Memphians can be proud,” Mighty Lights, a unique display of colors and patterns, was cast upon Big River Crossing in 2016 and soon became a top local tourism attraction with over 300,000 visitors per year.
On October 27th, the Hernando De Soto bridge will join the party, providing a nightly light show on the Mississippi river, running every hour on the hour from sundown to 11pm.
The Mighty Lights display will be unveiled as part of the newly relocated RiverArtsFest, but you can get a taste of what to expect before the big reveal. From now until then, the nonprofit will be honoring the Hernando De Soto bridge’s former life by casting it’s original lighting design from 1986.