Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Mackinac Bridge Authority to conduct rescue training April 19

Posted on April 18th, 2017
   In preparation for the bridge’s north tower painting project, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will conduct confined-space rescue training with local emergency services agencies on Wednesday, April 19.    From 6-9 p.m., MBA staff will work with local fire departments, emergency… Read More

Why we close the bridge for falling ice

Posted on April 12th, 2017
  Each winter, ice forms on the cables and towers of the Mackinac Bridge, usually from freezing rain. When winds increase or temperatures rise, that ice can dislodge suddenly, sending sheets or spears of ice cascading down to the bridge deck below. “Ice falling from the bridge towers and cables can fall more tRead More