One week after the Phoenix Electric Light Parade, cousin Raina, her husband Jesse, Kate, and I headed to the Tempe (AZ) Town Lake for the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade. We arrived a little over two hours before the parade was to start and found spaces for our chairs in what was essentially the second row of other parade watchers. Before sunset, we were treated to "light shows" on the Mill Avenue Bridge to our right courtesy of the setting sun and the light rail bridge to our left courtesy of LED lights.
The bright orange of the setting sun was replaced by the cooler grays and blues of early nightfall.
Roads and Bridges Magazine named the Tempe Town Lake Light Rail Bridge the tenth best bridge built in 2008. The Bridge was selected from a group of 70 other nominees for its superior design and construction.
As start time for the parade of boats approached, we captured these images of the old Mill Avenue bridge.
To be continued.