The Mackinac Bridge Michigan

mackinac bridgeThe Mackinac Bridge has long been recognized as one of the great engineering feats of its time and still stands as a definitive icon of the upper peninsula of Michigan.  Connecting the two peninsulas, it is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. The Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk allows people to walk the bridge.

Opened to the public 1957, the 8,614-foot bridge (known as "Big Mac", "Mighty Mac" or simply "The Bridge") is the world's third-longest in total suspension and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere.  The Mackinac Bridge carries Interstate 75 and the Lakes Michigan and Huron components of the Great Lakes Circle Tours across the straits and connects the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south. 


Photo courtesy of Richard A. Galosy