Watch the LIVE virtual ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on December 14.
Watch the bridge live 24/7 on our webcams.
A few weeks ago, construction crews tested the Bridge Project’s architectural lights, those that illuminate the towers and cable-stays. After configuring light fixtures and programming the displays, we will officially launch the ongoing lighting of the new bridge beginning Monday night, Dec. 14.
COVID-19 restrictions will prevent any onsite celebration or event to mark the first night of lights. Anyone who wishes to the view the lights being turned on – or any time after Monday – are encouraged to watch online either via the three webcams pointed at the bridge or on the local public access channels. The live webcams are available on the newgdbridge.com website or LBBridge app. The LBTV channels for the greater Long Beach area are Charter Spectrum Channel 3 | Frontier Fios Channel 21 | AT&T Uverse Channel 99 | lbtv3.com. Learn more in this video from Mayor Robert Garcia here:
Nearly 200 energy-saving LED lights will illuminate the 80 cables and two 515-foot towers with nearly 30 color combinations throughout the year. The lights will be pre-programmed for years to come to mark holidays, such as Independence Day and Christmas, and special occasions, such as the Olympics and Pride Month.
For the first night, the lights will be programmed to reflect 15 different scenes; a fact sheet that lists the order of scenes is available at www.NewGDBridge.com. Everyone will get this special, multi-color transition light show just one night before they transition their long-term schedule, with blue-and-white Hanukkah lights the next night.
You are encouraged to start watching no later than 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. The lights are scheduled to turn on approximately 5:40 p.m.
Learn more about the new lighting system here: