The Visual Art Program on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project was developed to create memorable, high-quality, works of art consistent with the international importance of the bridge and to celebrate and promote creativity and friendship between Canada and the US.
Multiple artistic features have been incorporated into the project as a result of ongoing community feedback to integrate cultural and historical recognition features where possible. 

Inclusion of public art in the project originated from input received during the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study. A commemorative art feature will also be incorporated into the Canadian Port of Entry, along with several local art-related initiatives funded through the Community Benefits Plan.

In addition, visual and aesthetic elements have been incorporated throughout the project. At the US Port of Entry, the concrete cladding exterior on the US POE main building was designed based on the soundwaves of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.