News for the Nervous: Mackinac Bridge Driver’s Assistance Program

Mackinac Bridge, photo by Blondieyooper Fun fact of the day: I have a mild fear of heights! While it’s not crippling enough to stop me from being able to drive over the Mighty Mac, I can definitely see where some people aren’t able to do that. For all of you, here’s a story (with a … Continue reading News for the Nervous: Mackinac Bridge Driver’s Assistance Program

Above the Fog at the Mackinac Bridge

Mighty Mac in the Fog, photo by Lake Superior Photo Shawn writes that she crossed a very mysterious looking Mackinac Bridge on Sunday – no shortage of fog lately! View the photo bigger on Facebook and see more & purchase prints in Lake Superior Photo’s Mackinac Bridge Gallery. More fog & mist on Michigan in Pictures.

Clouds of Michigan: Mackinac Bridge Edition

Mackinac Bridge, Michigan by Zack Schindler Zack says that he shot this in B&W with the red filter turned on in the X-E1. View it big as the sky and see more in his My Other Stuff slideshow. More black & white photography on Michigan in Pictures.

#TBT “Shift Change” – Mackinac Bridge construction, 1956

“Shift Change” – Mackinac Bridge construction, 1956, photo by otisourcat What’s your commute looking like today? Mightymac.org has a great account of building the Mackinac Bridge, a process that began on May 7, 1954 and was completed November 1, 1957. It begins: Construction of the Mackinac Bridge began with the construction of the pillars. Caissons were … Continue reading #TBT “Shift Change” – Mackinac Bridge construction, 1956

The Mackinac Bridge Walk: a Michigan Labor Day Tradition

Yikes! I accidentally re-blogged a photo by Dave so I switched it out for the one below… OPEN ARMS, photo Dave Trapp The annual Mackinac Bridge Walk has been held every year on Labor Day since the Bridge opened in 1957, which means the Bridge Walk is celebrating its 57th anniversary. Just 68 people took that first … Continue reading The Mackinac Bridge Walk: a Michigan Labor Day Tradition

The Making of the Mackinac Bridge

Bridge HDR 2, photo by Allison Hopersberger A calm night on the Straits of Mackinac, and Michigan’s signature bridge was looking fine! I’ve posted a ton about the Mighty Mackinac Bridge here on Michigan in Pictures, but had never seen this excellent summary of how it came to be courtesy the Michigan Dept. of Transportation’s … Continue reading The Making of the Mackinac Bridge

Opening the Mackinac Bridge, November 1, 1957

Opening of Mackinac Bridge – November 1, 1957, photo by daveumich An Absolute Michigan feature via Michigan History Magazine on the opening of the Mackinac Bridge on November 1, 1957 says (in part): With the bridge ready for traffic, but fearing inclement autumn weather at the Straits, officials decided to have an official “opening” on November … Continue reading Opening the Mackinac Bridge, November 1, 1957

2013 Mackinac Bridge Walk … and a chance to get to the top of the bridge!!

FULL, photo by ddt_uul The annual Labor Day Bridge walk across the Mackinac Bridge takes place this Monday (September 2, 2013). UpNorthLive reports that you can turn your Labor Day bridge walk into a one of a kind experience with a trip to the top of the Mighty Mac! More than 40,000 people are expected … Continue reading 2013 Mackinac Bridge Walk … and a chance to get to the top of the bridge!!

The Mackinac Bridge takes center stage on Labor Day

Bridge at Twilight 1562-12, photo by StacyN – MichiganMoments Right now thousands of people are participating in the Mackinac Bridge Walk, an Michigan tradition that began on Labor Day of 1958 and has continued every year since then. While just 68 people made that first walk, it now averages over 50,000 people. You can tune … Continue reading The Mackinac Bridge takes center stage on Labor Day