Phoenix Park Bridge lights unveiled at event

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) A Chippewa Valley Bridge is twinkling bright Thursday night after its lighting ceremony.

Crowds of people gathered in downtown Eau Claire for the unveiling of the Phoenix Park Bridge lights. The project included the installation of 172 lights on the 526 foot long bridge spanning the Chippewa River.

The bridge is scheduled to be lit every night. Organizers say this is an exciting time and Thursday’s event is a thank you to the community.

Rotary Club Member and River Lights Project Coordinator Jerry Kuehl says, “The neat part about this project is the way Jason John Anderson designed the lighting of it, it allows the architecture of the bridge to really come alive in ways you haven't noticed, even though you’ve seen the Phoenix Park Footbridge one hundred times walking over and photos, you'll see it in a whole different way once you see it with these lights.”

Organizers say the colors will change for the seasons and for different events.

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