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Special illumination of the Bascule bridge in Ventspils

Ventspils Free Port Authority
Port of Ventspils, Latvia

From July till December 2011, the installation works of the special illumination on the Bascule Bridge in Ventspils have been carried out, with the intention to switch it on for Christmas.

A total of nine illumination systems form an artistic illumination composition of the entire bridge construction. This modern system consists of more than 1000 LED lights which are remotely operated by PLC. It is possible to set various bridge illumination regimes.

During the installation period, Witteveen+Bos was involved in the supervision of the works in order to check correspondence to the original design solutions and provide quick technical answers concerning the integrity between the artistic illumination system and the regular lighting and other systems of the Bascule Bridge. Ventspils City now has the only artistically lighted movable bridge in the Baltic states and has become one of the 'things to see' for people visiting Ventspils.