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Lighting Up Bridges (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-05-26

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Tourism | BRIDGES | Transportation


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gray, Rannah Interviewee
  • Atchison, Pam Interviewee
  • Leger, Walt Interviewee
  • Kidder, Jill Interviewee
  • Sayal, Whitney Hoffman Interviewee


This segment from the May 26, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the growing trend of adding LED lights to bridges as a way to attract tourism. He reports that the Texas Street Bridge in Shreveport already has LED lights and that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced plans to add LED lights to the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans. His report also touches on the possibility of adding LED lights to the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge. He interviews: Rannah Gray, communications media consultant; Pam Atchison, Shreveport Regional Arts Council; Walt Leger, III, New Orleans and Company; Jill Kidder, Visit Baton Rouge; and Whitney Hoffman Sayal, Baton Rouge Downtown Development District.