Biloxi Bay Bridge





There were two principal goals for the Biloxi Bay Bridge Replacement: to meet all of the structural needs of a bridge in this hurricane-blown area and to meet a strict timeline to reconnect the communities that had been separated by the destruction of the existing bridge during Hurricane Katrina.  The new bridge also needed to reflect the grace and beauty of the area and visually represent the link between these communities.  At night, this is achieved with a necklace of light that emphasizes the horizontal connection from shore to shore.  The outside faces of the piers are illuminated to tie the bridge to the water and show the strength of the structure. The lighting, which was awarded an Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Award of Merit, creates a beautiful nighttime image that represents the strength and determination of the surrounding communities.


Project Details



Biloxi, MS



Williford Gearhart & Knight/Parsons


Bridge Architect:

Touchstone Architecture



IESNA Award of Merit


Read the Architectural Lighting Magazine article on the Biloxi Bay Bridge.





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