For many years the Willamette River was seen as a division between two sides of the city. Today with years of planning, design, and environmental improvements, the river is once again a focal point for the entire city. There is nothing more iconic in communicating this linkage than our bridges. Each one is unique in its function and character, but all of them contribute to the rich fabric of the city. Because they are so important to our collective identity, it would be a shame if they lost their presence after dark. For that reason, the Willamette Light Brigade has worked tirelessly to ensure that our bridges contribute to the city at nighttime.