Initially built in 2020, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s (WDBA) large-scale model of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project is now on display in the Town of LaSalle. The model has been making its rounds throughout Windsor having previously been available for viewing at Art Windsor-Essex, Windsor City Hall and the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre. The display is free to the public and offers a unique opportunity to get an up close, three-dimensional look at the project currently under construction.
An impressive work of art at approximately 6.1m/20ft long and 2.4m/8ft wide, the replica provides a high level of detail that goes beyond the limits of pen and paper allowing viewers to visualize the project in its entirety. It includes models of all four components of the project – the bridge, the two Ports of Entry and the Michigan Interchange – as well as local roadways and landscaping. The scale replica brings the project to life for visitors and provides a more tangible understanding of the new border transportation system.
Created by Toronto-based architect and design team Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., the model involved more than 2,000 hours of work and a team of 12 people. It is an exact 1:750-scale and identical in design to the project. Learn more about the scale model’s development.
The model will be on display at the LaSalle Civic Centre until April 26, 2023, and can be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.