On Wednesday, November 1, The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center was honored to light the Bakowski Bridge of Lights in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, National Caregiver Month, and The Bridge’s 3rd Annual Conference.

“Lighting the Bakowski Bridge of Lights was a gift from our organization to the community, especially those impacted by dementia,” stated Paulette Freeman, executive director of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center. “The light show will help provide community awareness of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, to honor those caregivers in our community, and to celebrate our Third Annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”

The Bakowski Bridge of Lights is an awe-inspiring art installation on the Texas Street Bridge connecting Shreveport to Bossier City, Louisiana. Originally known as the Texas Street Bridge, this iconic structure spans the majestic Red River, connecting the heart of downtown Shreveport with the bustling Bossier City neighborhoods on the other side. On February 22, 2022, the lights were turned on, creating the radiant masterpiece it is today.