55th Annual Bridge Walk another success
Approximately 45,000 walkers crossed the Mackinac Bridge on a gorgeous Labor Day this year – up 25 percent from last year despite record-high holiday gas prices.
Prior to the walk, a handful of runners celebrated the Pure Michigan FIT campaign and hit the bridge deck to promote and encourage healthy physical activity in communities throughout Michigan.
Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney said, “The Annual Bridge Walk is the one time of year that we allow walkers on the bridge to enjoy our historic civil engineering landmark and the incredible views of the Straits of Mackinac.”
Participants can share their stories and photos from the walk, through Sept. 10, by going to www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT. One person will be randomly chosen for a bridge tower tour while the person who travels the farthest will receive a Pure Michigan gift pack. For more details on the Mackinac Bridge Walk social media promotion, go to the MDOT Facebook page.
The contest is a joint effort between the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA), and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).