Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

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Mackinac or Mackinaw?

The French Pronounced it “aw” but spelled it “ac”. The British heard it pronounced “aw” so they spelled it that way. Whichever way it is spelled, it is always pronounced “aw”


Word Search
Try this word search to see if you can find all words associated with the Mackinac Bridge.

Multiple Choice
Test your knowledge of the Mackinac Bridge by answering the following multiple choice questions associated with the Mackinac Bridge

Word Search and Multiple Choice Answers
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Coloring Page

coloringpageDownload and print this coloring page drawn by LaSalle High School art student Bruce Schlehuber

Coloring Page


Spider Jack

I’m Spider Jack of the Mighty Mac and my story starts generations back. My great, great, great, great, Grandpappy lived on land and he was pretty happy. He was hanging in his web, just waiting for some lunch when he heard a big boom, a bang, and a crunch! He crawled toward the racket to the top of the ridge, and saw, on the lake, they were building a bridge! He may have felt a kinship to his fellow engineers spanning a great distance as he had all his years, but as the story goes, he was never quite the same, he was drawn to the bridge like a moth to a flame! He hurried back home, hugged and kissed his wife, said “Let’s pack our bags honey, and start a new life!” They were a hardy couple with staying power, fighting the wind all the way to the first tower. That was way back in 1957, and Jack proclaimed it their own piece of heaven! Now there’s over 1000 in our little clan, we all have nests just about midspan. So the next time you’re crossing the Mighty Mac, be sure to give a wave to the family of Spider Jack!

By Barb Merchand