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Bay Bridge May Go Dark

Posted Thursday, March 6th 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News

There is a proposal to keep the Bay Lights project shining through 2026.  

Organizers of the world's largest light sculpture on the western span of the Bay Bridge are planning to raise $12 million to relight the 25,000 LED lights from 2016 to 2026.  

Caltrans says the lights must be removed at the end of the original two-year run in March of 2015, so crews can paint the bridge for routine maintenance.  

The sculpture will go dark for 10 minutes tonight as a reminder of the loss there would be if the lights went out.

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