Prize(s) Honorable Mentions in Street Lighting
Company RS&H, Inc
Lead Designers Thomas McVey
Completion Date July 4th, 2020
Project Location Jacksonville, Fl USA
Entry DescriptionLighting Up Jacksonville
The Acosta Bridge, located in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville is not only a visual focal point but a necessity for daily commuters. Spanning six lanes it includes two sidewalks as well as two monorail tracks running through the middle to accommodate the Jacksonville Skyway. In addition, on Independence Day, the bridge has been the launch pad for the fireworks that light up Downtown and the city’s South Bank.
This year, the bright accents of red, white and blue will again illuminate from the Acosta Bridge. But this new light show will remain long after the spent firework debris is cleaned up.
The Acosta now holds over 4,000 linear feet of color-changing, RGB, LED bulbs. Programmable by cell phone and limited only by your imagination, the new lights can flash, marquee, dim and twinkle in color schemes as diverse as a rainbow.
The $2.4 million design-build project undertaken by Miller Electric, RS&H, ASI and Murphy Lighting was completed a month early and under budget, giving ample time for Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to prepare it for its Independence Day debut.
Jacksonville is called home by the NFL Jaguars, leading healthcare institution