A government official has revealed that the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne is set to have seven kilometres of LEDs installed along its decking and cabling to light up the structure.
Roads and ports minister Tim Pallas explained that the AU$20 million (£11.1 million) investment in the lighting of the bridge could be used to put on multi-coloured displays during special occasions, such as New Year's Eve.
He even suggested that the display could make the structure more impressive than Sydney Harbour Bridge, although this comment may have been tongue in cheek.
The initiative is part of a wider AU$240 million bridge-strengthening project, which has already seen $350,000 spent on flying flags from the 30-year-old crossing and $17,000 on the maintenance of such banners, reports Australian newspaper the Age.
Another iconic structure to have LEDs installed in it has been the Theatre Grand Rex in Paris, which now has large LED video screens on the front of the building.