This subtle illumination is a worthy addition to Lyon’s nightscape with 370 emblematic sites and monuments lit up as part of the city lighting plan.
The low angle lighting of the railings on either side of the footbridge highlights its delicate shape from afar while underlining the cables looping across the entire bridge. The penumbral lighting guides pedestrians as they cross the bridge without overshadowing the delightful view over the Saone.
The upper section of the bridge’s central pillar is bathed in a soft golden hue in resonance with the warm light of the waters flowing below whilst the arch veers towards amber to outline and give depth to this majestic structure. The two smaller pillars are lit on four sides framing an open gateway to the bridge from the upper banks, whilst visually anchoring it to either side of the river.
Acces: Metro Valmy / Gare de Vaise
• Lighting design: Jérôme Donna
Lyon City Lighting Department