Photo credit: Matthew Borkoski Photography
A crowd gathered at the end of one of the brand new piers of The Wharf on Thursday, Aug. 18 to observe the first official lighting of the Francis Case Memorial Bridge. A brief ceremony including a speech from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen was followed by the illumination of the bridge’s new art display, whose design was created by Citelum. Mayor Muriel Bowser had the honor of flipping the switch and once she did, a bright blue design lit up on the bridge. The lighting was made even more spectacular with help from an impressive fireworks show. The blue light racing along the side of the bridge will now be a permanent fixture to highlight the importance of the structure and the traffic it brings into the District.