LED Lighting Project Underway for Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom–

Big changes are on the way to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. A project to light up the historic bridge is underway — and moving forward.

Wal Lightthebridge Fox PkgThe project aims to decorate and light up the Edmund Pettus Bridge — with LED lighting. The project has made steady progress — now light can be seen at the end of the tunnel.

Mike Lewis is the Co-Chair of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Selma Economic Design Team.

“This is going down. It is underway as we speak. We’re in a great phase of the project now but there will still be a lot to do going forward,” said Lewis.

Lewis says the economic impact of the project — could be huge for the city. He says it could fuel downtown revitalization — and compel more tourists to stay in the city overnight.

“They’re going to want to spend the night in the hotels and the air b-n-bs.

The historic St. James Hotel would definitely benefit from the project when it opens. The riverfront hotels offers a beautiful view of the bridge — from it’s rear balcony.

“That bridge is really a beautiful bridge and needs to be highlighted. I think it would, it would just be a good thing for our city,” said Lynda Lowery.

“It’s going to be something that I think everybody will enjoy and be proud of and its going to be a big boost for Selma,” said Lewis.

“It’s going to be awesome.”

The project could be complete by this time next year.

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