Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Meeting Notice

Posted on July 11th, 2017
MEETING NOTICE Meetings of the Mackinac Bridge Authority will be held July 12, 2017 Finance Committee Meeting – 3:00 PM Grand Hotel Grand Pavilion Room Mackinac Island, MI July 13, 2017 Official Board Meeting – 9:00 AM Mackinac Island City Hall Mackinac Island, MI The meetings are open to the public. &n… Read More

Bridge to be closed to public traffic during Annual Bridge Walk

Posted on May 16th, 2017
Citing safety and security recommendations by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will close the bridge to most vehicle traffic during the 2017 Annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day.         … Read More

Meeting Notice

Posted on May 15th, 2017
a meeting of the Mackinac Bridge Authority will be held May 16, 2017 at 1:00PM At the Little Bear East Arena & Community Center St. Ignace, MI The meeting is open to the public.  … Read More

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

Mackinac Bridge north tower to get a new paint job

Posted on March 30th, 2017
           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.
           Beginning April 6, con… Read More