Michigan Upper Peninsula Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge Information


The famous bridge spans the two peninsulas of Michigan and connects Mackinaw City with St. Ignace. This bridge, which "couldn't be built", is five miles long and is the worlds longest total suspension bridge.

 

It is on Labor Day only that any foot travel is allowed for the thousands of walkers who make the trip from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City each year. The magnificent view from the bridge includes both peninsulas and Mackinac, Round, and Bois Blanc islands.

 

 

Michigan Mackinac Bridge Web Site Resources

 

THE 52nd ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK - Mackinac Bridge Authority
The walk begins in St. Ignace, at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the UPPER PENINSULA, and ends in Mackinaw City at the south end in the LOWER PENINSULA.

 

Mackinac Bridge Website
The Mackinac Bridge Authority is committed to preserve and maintain the State of Michigan's single largest asset and one of the world's leading suspension bridges to provide safe, pleasurable and expedient passage over the Straits of Mackinac for economic benefit and improved quality of life.

 

Michigan Mackinac Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Envisioned since the 1880s, the bridge was completed only after many decades of struggles to begin construction. Designed by engineer David B. Steinman, the bridge (familiarly known as "Big Mac" and "Mighty Mac") connects the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south. It is the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere.