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Light the Hoan Bridge

We believe Milwaukee has never had a brighter future.

And we want to prove it.

Our mission is to illuminate the Hoan Bridge in recognition of the countless unseen or under-celebrated acts of kindness, generosity and service that give our city hope.

We need your help.

Help us light the Hoan Bridge by donating at least $25 and dedicating a light bulb to a person or organization that you believe has made a positive impact on Milwaukee.

  • Each bulb will tell a story of a person, an organization or an act of kindness that has made Milwaukee’s future brighter.
  • Your dedication will appear on LightTheHoan.com within 24 hours
  • With every light and good deed, the former "bridge to nowhere" will remind us just how far we've come…

A Rendering of the Potential Lights

 

Our Recent Lights Demo Event

Our Goal and Progress…

  • Our crowdfunding goal is $1.5M. The overall project cost is estimated between $4M and $5.5M. The exact cost will be determined as we finalize our global search for design proposals from lighting companies later this year.
  • As of October 31, we have raised just over $300,000 and nearly 800 dedications! We will update these numbers often.

Other important questions are answered here.

Note: We do have full authorization and a set MOU with the state Department of Transportation. We did not launch this effort until we had that in place, which took us two years.

If you have other questions, email us at info@lightthehoan.com

Individual Donation Levels

  • Claim a Light
  • Add a Dedication
  • Add a Photo
  • MKE Hoan T-Shirt
  • Hoan Sticker
  • Hoan Pin
  • Claim a Light
  • Add a Dedication
  • Add a Photo
  • MKE Hoan T-Shirt
  • Hoan Sticker
  • Hoan Pin
  • Claim a Light
  • Add a Dedication
  • Add a Photo
  • MKE Hoan T-Shirt
  • Hoan Sticker
  • Hoan Pin
  • Claim a Light
  • Add a Dedication
  • Add a Photo
  • MKE Hoan T-Shirt
  • Hoan Sticker
  • Hoan Pin
  • Claim a Light
  • Add a Dedication
  • Add a Photo
  • MKE Hoan T-Shirt
  • Hoan Sticker
  • Hoan Pin

All Donations are tax deductible

If you or your organization would like to make a larger donation, please contact us.

Bridge Lighting Around the World

Cities around the world are lighting bridges to showcase pride in their community and call attention to great causes. Just imagine what we can do with our Iconic Hoan Bridge. Here are a few of the best:

Contact Us to Learn How Your Business Can Partner with Light the Hoan.

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