Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

  • Welcome to the Mackinac Bridge Website!

    Mission Statement: 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.

    News & Events

    Mackinac Bridge Authority celebrates 60th anniversary with set of commemorative posters

    In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge linking Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas,


    Mackinac Bridge north tower to get a new paint job

               For the first time in its 60-year history, one of the Mackinac Bridge’s iconic ivory towers will be stripped down to bare metal and repainted.             

    In spring, traffic on the Mackinac Bridge begins to increase as tourists head north to the Upper Peninsula to see the Soo Locks, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Michigan state parks. (MDOT photo)

    Spring at the Mackinac Bridge is the beginning of special events season

    Winter is barely in the rear-view mirror in the Straits of Mackinac, but special events season at the Mackinac Bridge is ready to begin.

    MacPass Online Access

    The Mackinac Bridge now offers online access