Mackinac Bridge, Saint Ignace

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The Mackinac Bridge ( MAK-in-aw) is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac, connecting the Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot-long (4.995 mi; 8.038 km) bridge (familiarly known as "Big Mac" and "Mighty Mac") is the world's 26th-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. The Mackinac Bridge is part of Interstate 75 (I-75) and the Lake Michigan and Huron components of the Great Lakes Circle Tour across the straits; it is also a segment of the U.S. North Country National Scenic Trail. The bridge connects the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south.

Envisioned since the 1880s, the bridge was designed by the engineer David B. Steinman and completed in 1957 only after many decades of struggles to begin construction.
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  • The Bridge is just an example of the amazing Architecture that our country is capable of! It is a monstrosity of an absolute display of amazing things that can be built with Human hands and lots of... 
    The Bridge is just an example of the amazing Architecture that our country is capable of! It is a monstrosity of an absolute display of amazing things that can be built with Human hands and lots of...  more »
  • What a wonder we have here in Michigan! Best to stay in the right lane, off the grates in inclement weather. Also, no work being done on the bridge in winter. That's the first time we've seen no... 
    What a wonder we have here in Michigan! Best to stay in the right lane, off the grates in inclement weather. Also, no work being done on the bridge in winter. That's the first time we've seen no...  more »
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  • Loved the ride on Ugly Anne, & the Wild One jet boat ride. ZIPLINE was closed due to covid
  • I love the bridge and drive over it 6 or more times a year and never seen so many ships at 1 time. Real neat experience

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