Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk
Mackinac Bridge Authority
Join us for the once-annual opportunity to walk the five-mile Mackinac Bridge. St. Ignace hosts the start of the walk each year and transportation is available to return you to St. Ignace after this awe-inspiring walk. Free parking and shuttle service to the starting line is available at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.
Here's some bridge trivia for you to share:
Total length of bridge - 26,273 feet
Total weight of bridge - 1,024,500 tons
Height of main towers above water - 552 feet
Height of roadway above water at midspan - 199 feet
Maximum depth of water at midspan - 295 feet
For more information about the bridge, or the bridge walk, including a photo gallery of the bridge during its construction, visit the Mackinac Bridge website click here!
Labor Day Weekend is chock full of activities! You can start on Saturday with Arts Dockside, where over 100 exhibitors display their crafts for sale all day in the City Marina parking lot. Saturday evening we have Fireworks Over The Bay at dusk. Arts Dockside continues all day Sunday; in the evening come and enjoy Outdoor Movies By The Bay at the American Legion Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, the kids, and come enjoy the movie! Then rise bright and early Monday for the bridge walk!
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