The Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world. In 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan became the longest with a total suspension of 12,826 feet. The Great Belt Bridge in Halsskov-Sprogoe, Denmark, which also opened in 1998, is the second longest suspension bridge in the world with a total suspension of 8,921 feet. The Mackinac Bridge is still the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere. The total length of the Mackinac Bridge is 26,372 feet. The length of the suspension bridge (including anchorages) is 8,614 feet. The length from cable bent pier to cable bent pier is 7,400 feet. Length of main span (between towers) is 3,800 feet.
- October Traffic Report
- Thursday's Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting to be broadcast on LiveStream
- St. Ignace couple gets engaged at the top of the Mighty Mac
- State of Michigan, Enbridge agreement on Line 5 and building a protective tunnel under the Straits
- Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Mackinac Bridge Authority