Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

  • Welcome to the Mackinac Bridge Website!

    Mission Statement: The Mackinac Bridge Authority is committed to preserve and maintain the State of Michigan’s single largest asset and one of the world’s leading suspension bridges to provide safe, pleasurable and expedient passage over the Straits of Mackinac for economic benefit and improved quality of life.

    In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) has not been accepting cash since March 21, 2020.

    Until further notice, Mackinac Bridge customers will need to pay with a credit or debit card, or use a MacPass card or windshield sticker.

    News & Events

    Patience, please! Southbound traffic peaks from 10 am-4 pm Sunday can result in traffic backups, even with all lanes open. Consider crossing at off-peak times. No-contact credit/debit cards transactions available; MacPass and phone payments are quicker.

    Windy conditions (20-34mph) at the #MackinacBridge could affect high-profile vehicles (pickup trucks w/campers, motor homes, vehicles pulling trailers, enclosed semi-truck trailers). Reduce speed to 20mph max, turn on 4-way flashers & use outside lane.

    Fog warning on the #MackinacBridge. Reduce speed to 20mph max, turn on low-beam headlights and drive with caution. MBA monitoring conditions at various points along bridge. Additional steps will be implemented if conditions change.

    The Mackinac Bridge's MacPass toll system windshield-mounted stickers that allow


    Last weekend, as weather improved and stay-at-home orders relaxed, the Mackinac Bridge saw an uptick in traffic and delays - and some impatience from customers.             


    If you are interested in hearing the special meeting discussion leading up to the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Bridge Walk, you can watch the recorded version on YouTube  or Livestream.


    The final season of a four-year process to repaint the two towers of the Mackinac Bridge is expected to begin next week.


    Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today