Why there are wind turbines on the Rachel Carson Bridge

It’s part of an art-energy project for Light Up Night.

Workers install 16 WindStax mini wind turbines on the Rachel Carson Bridge. The turbines will power a micro grid for a digital art light display on Light Up Night.

Workers install 16 WindStax mini wind turbines on the Rachel Carson Bridge. The turbines will power a micro grid for a digital art light display on Light Up Night.

Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
Sarah Anne Hughes

Updated Thursday, 11 a.m.

If you’ve walked or driven over the Rachel Carson Bridge today, you may have wondered: what are those spinning things?

They’re mini wind turbines that crews are installing as part of Light Up Night, the city’s annual winter celebration.