Private donations will pay to illuminate Mississippi River bridges

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- They're one of the first things visitors notice, Memphis’ world famous bridges over the mighty Mississippi River.

And now, they're about to get even more impressive!

The city confirmed a new lighting project for both the Harahan Bridge and the Hernando DeSoto Bridge.

Robert Knecht, Director of Memphis' Public Works Department, said the $12 million cost will be covered by private donations.

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