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

2010 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Mackinac Bridge Walk, photo by mackinacbridgerun Every year, thousands of people come to the Mackinac Bridge on the morning of Labor Day for the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. They’ll do it again at the 53rd annual walk on Monday, September 6, 2010 from 7-11 AM. Get all the history of the Mackinac Bridge Walk from … Continue reading 2010 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

High Speed Internet – the new Mackinac Bridge?

Mackinac Bridge…..I-75, photo by bitsorf. In this week’s Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce e-News, Laura Oblinger wrote : In 1957, the Mackinac Bridge connected the state to new economic and social opportunities. More than a half-century later, high-speed Internet service (broadband) can have a similar impact by connecting all regional businesses to the global … Continue reading High Speed Internet – the new Mackinac Bridge?

Before the Mackinac Bridge: City of Munising

Mackinac MI UP Great Lakes Passenger and Auto Ferry City of Munising connecting Mackinaw City and St Ignace before the Mackinaw Bridge was built, photo by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison. Before the Mackinac Bridge was built (check Absolute Michigan for lots more on that), going to or from the UP was by ferry. … Continue reading Before the Mackinac Bridge: City of Munising

52nd Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk ~ September 7, 2009

2008 Mackinac Bridge Walk, photo courtesy Michigan Department of Transportation & Mackinac Bridge Authority The annual Mackinac Bridge Walk is a Michigan tradition that has been held every year since the Bridge opened in 1957. This year is the 52nd annual and it takes place (as always) on Labor Day  (September 7) from 7-11 AM. … Continue reading 52nd Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk ~ September 7, 2009