I have lived in Tacoma most of my life and have been across the Narrows Bridge more times than I can count. Since opening of the second span, I have used it as many times or more.
I am writing because the lights on the new bridge are rarely on. Since July 2007, I believe the lights have been on maybe 200 times. That's not good.
The best icons for Tacoma and the Puget Sound area are the bridges. At night, they cannot be seen except for the traffic traveling across.
Seattle has the Space Needle. San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. They are both lit up.
The motorists are paying for the bridge. Why not let us enjoy it during the evening hours? People who fly over it into SeaTac would also enjoy the sight.