Lego Challenge: Bridge Edition – Homer Lift Bridge

Welcome back to the Lego Challenge! It’s been a year since we took on building some beautiful examples of built heritage and lost architecture that make up the streetscapes of downtown St. Catharines.

This year, we’re looking at the important engineering structures that join our communities together across the City: bridges. We’ll build the new Burgoyne Bridge, the Garden City Skyway, the Henley Bridge, the Homer and Glendale Bridges over the Welland Canal, and the CN Rail Bridge over 12 Mile Creek.

Get your Lego and join in the challenge. Your bridge doesn’t have to look like ours. Make it your own and have fun!

The newly constructed Homer Lift Bridge, the day before opening to the public, May 31, 1928. The temporary wooden trestle bridge, the bane of drivers during the construction of the Welland Canal, can be seen to the south-east. STCM 67-97.


The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, located next to Lock 3 of the historic Welland Canal, is a leading local history museum and community gathering place, engaging visitors and building relationships with partners, while demonstrating curatorial leadership and innovative programming and exhibits. The St. Catharines Museum is dedicated to engaging visitors in the celebration of our local stories and the cultural identity and history of the City. We are a community resource that interprets, exhibits, researches, acquires, and preserves material culture and stories of St. Catharines.

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