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The fantastic lighting design of Africa’s longest cable-stayed bridge

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Mohammed VI Bridge is the splendid result of bridge engineering combined with lighting design and truly represents an iconic new landmark in Morocco. Located just outside the country’s capital, the bridge lights up at night to illuminate Rabat motorway bypass with an incredible light show.

 

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The futuristic lighting system employs Philips Color Kinetics technology that allows the bridge’s operators to choose from the available 16 million colors and create a fantastic light show, all while operating at a cost effective level of energy efficiency. The LED lighting system can keep costs under control, operating at a level up to 75 percent more energy efficient than other existing lighting systems.

 

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With 3 116 feet (950 meters) of length, Mohammed VI Bridge – that gets its name from the King of Morocco as an homage to himself – is the longest cable-stayed bridge on the African continent. By connecting the cities of Rabat and Salé, this engineering project is expected to “alleviate traffic, reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and generate economic benefits for the two cities”, but also to amaze all the people who cross it, especially during the night.

 

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Even though the concept is not new, the way it articulates usability, efficiency and magnificence makes of Mohammed VI Bridge a great work of bridge engineering and lighting design. What is your opinion about this project? Let us know by commenting the article in the comment section and follow us on Pinterest and Twitter to never miss our new posts!