Oh Look, the Schuylkill Bridges Got Pretty New Lights

They're (a little) brighter, cheaper, more sustainable.

For the first time since 1999, several main Schuylkill River bridges have been re-lit, this time with natty new LED lights. Walnut, Market, JFK, and a SEPTA bridge all got upgraded last night. (The Chestnut Street span, which is undergoing upgrades, will have to wait a couple of years for its makeover.) Here’s what it looked like last night after the lights were flipped on.

And here’s what it used to look like.

Ok, so a littlebrighter looking. And more sustainable. And cheaper. Which is good, because the Schuylkill Banks Development Corporation can devote its time, energy, and monies to making sure that long-awaited boardwalk gets built by 2014.