The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge doesn’t get the kind of exposure that the Golden Gate Bridge does, but thanks to a breathtaking art installation, it’s now the toast of the town. And while you never really need a reason to visit San Francisco, here’s one.
Artist Leo Villareal created an incredible light show–the largest public light sculpture in the world. It’s a constantly changing symphony of 25,000 white, energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes that stretch the five-mile length of the suspension bridge.
Listen to how Trinity College art history professor Mary Tompkins Lewis described the project in the Wall Street Journal recently. She wrote that it’s “as engaging and open-ended as it is brilliantly ephemeral . . . a breathtaking encounter with the fugitive forces of its surroundings as captured by a state-of-the-art technology. It is public art at its best—temporal, contemporary, and indescribably beautiful.”
In short, it’s boffo.
You can look here for the best viewing spots.
Oh, and they’ll keep the lights on for you ‘til 2 am.