The Mighty Lights on the Hernando de Soto Bridge will radically transform and enhance the Memphis waterfront by illuminating over four miles of riverside parklands. There will be expansive viewpoints ranging from Harbor Town and Greenbelt Park in the north to Tom Lee Park and Big River Trail through the Arkansas floodplains in the south.
“The Mighty Lights are giving Memphians one more thing to be excited about and proud of.They have helped to increase tourism, economic development and community engagement in Downtown Memphis,” said Todd Richardson, President of Memphis Bridge Lighting, Inc., the nonprofit orchestrating the Mighty Lights. “The glow and hourly light shows are a unique and fun experience for Memphians and visitors that will capture imaginations and bring a broad range of people together in times of celebration and commemoration.”
Just this year, the Mighty Lights on Big River Crossing have been dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mid-South Pride, and the reveal of Memphis’s first United Soccer League team, the Memphis 901 FC. Since its unveiling in 2016, the connected lighting system on Big River Crossing has received international recognition by the Athens, Greece-juried American Architecture Awards and the Waterfront Center Design Excellence Award.