(Cincinnati, OH) Watch nearly any national TV broadcast of either a Cincinnati Reds or Bengals game, and the station will likely pan across a shot of the stadium, including the iconic Roebling Bridge in the foreground. The Commonwealth of Kentucky – that owns and maintains the bridge – last replaced its roadway lights in the mid-1980s. Just in time for the All-Star baseball game on July 14th, the Roebling Bridge has received an ‘all-star makeover’ with brand new lights donated by LSI Industries.
"The bridge will be brighter at night… what stands out is the lights. The goal is to have an All-Star bridge for the All-Star Game," said Henry Peters, President of the Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee.
"Blue Ash-based commercial lighting company LSI Industries Inc. is making and donating the lights. That's worth somewhere in the tens of thousands of dollars. LSI Industries CEO Dennis Wells said his company created a special light that features the same yellowish color as other lights on the bridge. And it had to do a custom paint job on the lights to get the same specific shade of blue that the bridge is painted."
Also immediately preceding the All-Star Game, Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds, installed a 20 foot by 30 foot LSI Industries LED Video Board as a permanent display on their Hall of Fame wall along Freedom Way. Ross Sferra, Director of LSI SmartVision, and his team secured the LED Video Board project.
"As a Cincinnati-based company, LSI Industries is very pleased to participate in the All-Star Game festivities. The LSI SmartVision LED Video Board for Great American Ballpark is another example of LSI Industries' unique offering of LED Lighting + Graphics + Technology to provide our customers with Superior Image Solutions," said John Bagwell, President LSI Technology Division.