Press Release | January 20, 2021
A team of Orange Beach, AL volunteer citizens are undertaking a multimillion-dollar community project to add decorative LED lighting technology to the Perdido Pass Bridge, with support from the City of Orange Beach.
Adding LED lighting technology to our bridge will capture the attention of hundreds and thousands of people, residents and visitors alike, while bolstering the identity of Orange Beach as the premier beach destination on the northern Gulf Coast.
LED bridge lighting is among the most energy-efficient options a city can choose when deciding ways to improve the community. LED lighting is widely known for using less power than traditional lighting and rarely needs to be replaced, providing an eco-friendly lighting option with an extremely long lifespan. It is possible the low amount of power required to light the bridge can be generated via solar energy technology and that option is currently being investigated.
We are also working closely with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, for Turtle Safety, and the AL Department of Transportation for bridge enhancement. The Orange Beach, AL Perdido Pass Bridge Lighting Project, a nonprofit organization with 501-C-3 IRS status, has been established and we are actively building the marketing, fundraising and the necessary network to achieve our goal by 2023.
Visit lightourbridge.com for more information.