Waterloo River Lights Experience

Waterloo River Lights Experience 

Waterloo’s River Light Experience is the a spectacle of animated light and color, the center pieces of 
Waterloo’s Veterans Way in the heart of downtown.

Lighting Bridge PhasesA new, innovative public art  was installed that transforms the Cedar River into a canvas of living art. Beams of light turn the 4th Street bridge canopy and adjacent light towers into glittering jewels that reflect off the cascading waters of the Cedar River. Lighting under the bridges symbolically unites the two sides of the river.

This project serves as an economic development engine, a source of community advancement, a tool for visitor attraction, and a destination for recreation, art, and entertainment. Lighting displays will be programmed for holidays, events, and community celebrations.

Lights will come on a half hour before dark and remain on until mid-night.  At the top of each hour the lights will display red, white, and blue in honor of Veterans and the military community.

For questions and more information please email CedarRiverLights@Waterloo-IA.org



For questions and more information please email CedarRiverLights@Waterloo-IA.org

Thank you to the many who helped contribute to this project:
Funding Agencies:
Black Hawk County Gaming Association 
MidAmerican Energy 
Waterloo Development Corporation 
City of Waterloo
IBEW  Local 288
Lighting Artist and Lead Designer:
Shakespeare Lighting Design LLC 
Design Team:
RITLAND+KUIPER Landscape Architects 
MODUS Engineering
AECOM
INVISION Architecture
Terracon
Associated Controls + Design
Manufacturers/Fabricators/Installers:
K&W Electric Inc.
Tyler Truss Systems
Lumenpulse Lighting
Gotham Lighting
D&G Metal Works
Thomas Industrial Coatings
Mike Dolan Concrete & Masonry
Tiedt Nursery