This is the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge and research shows that this bridge was, for 10 years, dark, light-less.
But throw $2,000,000 worth of LED lights at a bridge and you have a pretty good light show going on.
Every minute or so the pattern of lights change, lighting up the river in different colors.
Below the lights look like candy canes. I'm blaming the rain for me not being able to get a better photo.
These different photos were captured in a time frame of about 10 minutes, so, as far as bridges go, it's quite spectacular.
But when I read the cost to install a computer controlled light show on this bridge, my first thought was, "couldn't the 2 million dollars be used elsewhere in the city of Corpus? Don't they have hunger and homelessness in Corpus Christi?
Or does having a bridge that lights up and changes from minute to minute, draw the attention of outsiders, causing them to venture to the city to see the lights, where they might spend a night in a hotel and drop some cash in the local businesses? Does the city in some way feed the hungry of the city because of the lights on the bridge? I can only assume the lights were not put there for this merchant seaman's benefit. (although it does make for a interesting blog post.)
Should Mark stop questioning the reasons for the extravagant bridge lights, as he uses a camera, the cost of which, he's sure, could feed quite a lot of hungry people?
( I really miss Herman Cain and the way he talks in the 3rd person.)
Anyway, Mark doesn't know the answers, but he thinks the lights are pretty cool.