All suspension bridges are designed to move to accommodate wind, change in temperature, and weight. It is possible that the deck at center span could move as much as 35 feet (east or west) due to high winds. This would only happen under severe wind conditions. The deck would not swing or “sway” but rather move slowly in one direction based on the force and direction of the wind. After the wind subsides, the weight of the vehicles crossing would slowly move it back into center position.
- Meeting Notice
- Mackinac Bridge Authority sets downstate public meeting before deciding changes for 2018 Annual Bridge Walk
- Options for 2018 Annual Bridge Walk to be considered
- MBA staff proposals for 2018 Annual Bridge Walk
- Lower traffic on Labor Day, but Mackinac Bridge traffic remains steady in September