Anderson Avenue Underpass: Ardmore's Mood Tunnel

We got a good look at the new lighting for the Anderson Avenue underpass Monday night.

We got a good look at the new lighting for Ardmore's Anderson Avenue underpass Monday night. After thunderstorms and heavy rain in the afternoon, there was still a cave-like feel to the place, in addition to its new nightclub grab.

That's "grab" and not "vibe," or "feel." The space is still over-damp, spitting ground and rain water on pedestrians from overhead. Worse, there's a large off-white lamp, fastened on the east wall, that comes on after a certain amount of darkness creeps in (not seen in this video). This big bummer of a light, it is hoped, will be removed, as it throws off the whole effort.

And the effort is a nice one. The lighting looks grand in twilight, with sun still visible on the streets and sidewalks heading uphill toward Lancaster Avenue, and downslope toward Suburban Square. After dark, though, it's a little odd in there, despite the vast improvement from its past.

It seems like there are still some tweaks needed to be done, aside from the painted "Ardmore" signs to go on the surface of the bridge on both sides.

You tell us: What's missing?



Eric Lowry August 18, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Seriously? Disco night under the bridge? Come on folks. You should have put some basic functional lighting there and cleaned up the sidewalk.
Margaret Shepard August 19, 2011 at 05:17 PM
What's missing? Well, how about common sense for a start. It's tacky and very possibly a hazardous distraction for drivers. Great, now we can pass through the Love Tunnel while driving around lost at night because "historic" street signs are illegible.
bigben September 05, 2011 at 10:58 AM
I go out of my way to drive through the love tunnel. It's a nice accessory that enhances my driving experience


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