Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Mackinac Bridge Authority Commemorative Tokens Available

Posted on April 10th, 2015
Since 2002, the Mackinac Bridge Authority has released 15 different commemorative tokens. These tokens had previously been available to commuters for bridge fare at a reduced rate but are now only available in uncirculated token pair cases or rolls at full fare . Visit the following link to find out how these can be p… Read More

Toll software upgrades begin on Mackinac Bridge

Posted on January 15th, 2015
Upgrades to tolling software, which will allow customers to use credit cards at the booths and review Mac Pass account information online, began today at the Mackinac Bridge. The software upgrades, necessary because the current software will no longer be supported, are part of a coordinated update at the Mackinac… Read More

Back by popular demand: Mackinac Bridge 50th anniversary posters

Posted on December 19th, 2014
Due to continued demand for Mackinac Bridge 50th anniversary posters, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is making them available again. “In 2007, we offered posters in four different designs celebrating the Mackinac Bridge’s anniversary, but we had only a limited quantity and they went quickly,… Read More

2014 Deer Count

Posted on November 19th, 2014
Final Count 2013: 4207
2014: 2233
Overall -47% Picture: Steven Dzubak was the lucky hunter to bring the first deer across the Mackinac Bridge around 1pm on November 16, 2014. Mr. Dzubak shot this 7pt on opening day in the Upper Peninsula.… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority mourns the passing of Sen. Walter North

Posted on November 3rd, 2014
Flags will fly at half-staff Wednesday at the Mackinac Bridge in honor of former Mackinac Bridge Authority comptroller and executive secretary Sen. Walter North, who died Friday, Oct. 31. North began 27 years of service to the Mackinac Bridge Authority as comptroller in 1966. In 1982, he was named executive secret… Read More

An Estimated 30,000 people participated in the 57th Annual Bridge Walk

Posted on September 2nd, 2014
Approximately 30,000 walkers crossed the Mackinac Bridge on a Labor Day this year. Prior to the walk, 350 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… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority delays toll increase two more years

Posted on July 11th, 2014
Citing improved financial projections and aggressive maintenance work extending the service life of the bridge, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) has again delayed the next planned toll increase at least two more years.
The decision came today during the MBA board’s regular meeting at Mackinac Island&… Read More

Gov. Snyder makes appointments to Mackinac Bridge Authority

Posted on June 23rd, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Matthew E. McLogan, of Grand Rapids, and Barbara Arens, of Bloomfield Hills, to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. Established in 1950, the seven-member Mackinac Bridge Authority authorizes use of legal and financial services necessary to manage and finance bri… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority mourns passing of Charles “Chick” Fisher III

Posted on June 18th, 2014
Flags will be flown at half-staff through sunset Thursday at the Mackinac Bridge in honor of long-time former chairman and authority member Charles T. “Chick” Fisher III, who died Sunday, June 15.
Fisher, former chairman, president and CEO of NBD Bancorp, Inc., began 30 years of service on the Mackina… Read More

My drives across bridge never disappoints By John Schneider

Posted on June 5th, 2014
My timing was a happy accident. It was just about 9 o’clock one recent evening as I pulled up to the Mackinac Bridge toll booth. “Enjoy your four-dollar sunset,” the toll-taker said. “It’s a spectacular one tonight.” The toll-taker was right. As the sun sank into the Upper Peninsula, the water sparkled,… Read More