Photos from the Mackinac Bridge

Mackinaw Bridge

I made a trip to the Mackinac Bridge in Mid-February. For those of you who don’t know, the Mackinac Bridge connects Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas. It is the third longest suspension bridge in the world behind the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan and the Great Belt Bridge in Halsskov-Sprogoe, Denmark. I copied this information from the Mackinac Bridge website:

The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The total length of the Mackinac Bridge is 26,372 feet. The length of the suspension bridge (including anchorages) is 8,614 feet. The length from cable bent pier to cable bent pier is 7,400 feet. Length of main span (between towers) is 3,800 feet

Mackinaw Bridge

The bridge is beautiful even in the winter. The toll to cross the bridge is $3.50 for cars or $1.75 per axle.

Mackinaw Bridge

You can see the lights on the bridge as the sun started to set. I couldn’t stay out too long because of the chilly temperatures. I had to wait in my vehicle and jump out to take photos in stages.

Mackinaw Bridge

The weather was very cold and windy when I took this last shot but it was well worth the effort. If you are considering a destination to visit I would suggest the Mackinac Bridge. While there you can visit Fort Michilimackinac or hop on a ferry and head out to Mackinaw Island. A perfect vacation spot to spend the day.

Map picture

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  1. Beautiful photos, but only the city ends in a W, the bridge and island end in a C