Leo Villareal, the artist who created The Bay Lights (previously), a large-scale LED installation on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, has taken this brilliant idea across the pond with Illuminated River.
Villareal is planning large scale LED installations for each of central London’s bridges along the River Thames in order to visually connect them through illumination. As of this date, four (London Bridge, Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Millennium Bridge) of the 15 planned bridges have been LED illuminated.
The Illuminated River will be a long term art commission on an unprecedented scale: a scheme to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. It will transform the capital with a unified light installation across central London’s bridges that will connect, celebrate and capture the spirit of the Thames and its diverse communities.