Blue Ice by Julie Julie shares: Rode up to Mackinaw yesterday and checked out the blue ice. Huge chunks and most phenomenal. The ice, however, is not actually turning blue. The color is a result of the way sunlight is bouncing off this particular ice. Sometimes, weather conditions — such as a lack of high … Continue reading Blue Ice at the Mackinac Bridge
Chief Wawatam, St Ignace, MI by Bill Johnson Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library shares that on August 21, 1984, the Chief Wawatam sailed for the last time: Since she first sailed the Straits of Mackinac between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan in 1911, the Chief Wawatam carried thousands of passengers, automobiles, and … Continue reading Before the Mackinac Bridge: Remembering the Chief Wawatam
FINAL INSTRUCTIONS, photo by Dave Trapp Next Monday (September 4, 2017) is the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk, and you can click that link for all the details on the walk. This year is the 60th annual walk, and there will be a major change that the Northern Express explains: “Because of threats happening across the … Continue reading Big Change for Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk
2013 Mackinac Bridge Walk & Run, photo by Michigan Fitness Foundation The Detroit Free Press reports that the Mackinac Bridge Authority voted unanimously yesterday to close the bridge to all traffic during the annual Labor Day bridge walk this year: The bridge will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon to all traffic, leaving an estimated 4,000 … Continue reading Mackinac Bridge CLOSED 5 1/2 Hours on Labor Day!
Mackinac Bridge 1, photo by John McGraw View John’s photo from beneath the mighty Mackinac Bridge bigger, see a few more from the Straits in his slideshow, and follow John McGraw Photography on Facebook to view & purchase more photos.
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
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.
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.
“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
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