So although London is well known for it’s extensive Underground railway system, it also houses a fair amount of tracks above ground too, above the street even. This results in lots of bridges and archways, which in turn can be a wee bit intimidating to walk through in the dark. The good people at Southwark Council and the Cross River Partnership dreamed up a swell little project back in 2002 (yes I know I’m late) called Light at the End of the Tunnel, where a number of light instillations have been installed to improve safety and aid the regeneration of the area…also they’re really pretty.
Inspired by Network Rail bridge ID numbers, the artist Ron Haselden continues where he left off from the ‘401’ lighting project on Union Street.
A number of additional bridge regen projects near the Tate Modern and surrounding area have been undertaken, and lets be honest anything is better than suspicious streams of water and bird crap. Also, and this is the best bit, the works are energy efficient and eco friendly, giving off a miserly £20 worth of energy each year per installation, that’s ridiculous I spend more than that on coffee a month.
- Info used from southwark.or.uk and crossriverpartnership.org
- Image used by me :0)
Pretty lights under bridges revealed.