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’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), 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

    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.

    "Climb" the @mackinacbridge and experience the vistas from the top of this #PureMichigan icon with a 360° virtual view. | #VirtualPureMichigan

    Jeep the Mac event Postponed

    For information on the Jeep the Mac event visit here.

    In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’


    Mackinac Bridge painting project wins third award

    The Mackinac Bridge tower painting project, now entering its fourth and final year, has won a third national award.