Let there be lights! Neel-Schaffer helps brighten up beach bridge
Neel-Schaffer provided design services that helped light up the I-110 loop bridge over US 90 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi.
A total of 201 light fixtures, spaced approximately 10 feet apart, now illuminate an outline of the bridge that carries drivers to the Harrison County beach. The $535,000 project, financed by Harrison County and through a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, has changed the view of US 90 and the I-110 loop for drivers and pedestrians.
“Watching those lights come on, you don’t know what you’re missing until you actually see it lit up,” Harrison County Supervisor Windy Swetman told WLOX-TV of Biloxi. “It’s positively beautiful. I’m ecstatic, excited about it and proud to have led this project.”
Each light fixture contains one LED omnidirectional 7-watt bulb. These energy-efficient bulbs provide energy savings up to 85 percent, and the power is controlled by a photo-electric cell. The lights turn on at dusk and off soon after sunrise.