Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Gov. Whitmer appoints Amy Trahey to the Mackinac Bridge Authority

Posted on September 19th, 2019
Amy L. Trahey, a Democrat of Grand Ledge, is the founder and president of the civil engineering consulting firm Great Lakes Engineering Group. She previously worked for the Michigan Department of Transportation. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Ms… Read More

July Traffic Report

Posted on August 27th, 2019
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 612,890 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of July compared to 610,322 in 2018.
For the month of July, traffic was up 0.4% and fare revenue was down 0.7% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substantial… Read More

Labor Day and the Mackinac Bridge Walk just a week away

Posted on August 26th, 2019
Walk halfway and make the U-turn? Walk all the way across and arrange a ride? Start early and walk the bridge twice? With a week to go until the 2019 Mackinac Bridge Walk, there’s still plenty of time to plan your participation in this annual tradition. As in 2018, the walk will again start in both St. Ignace and Mac… Read More

Mackinac Bridge painting project earns engineering award

Posted on August 26th, 2019
Industrial painting requires some pretty advanced equipment, from removal and collection to providing working conditions safe from wind and rain. Add to that the challenge of performing that work on the 552-foot towers of the Mackinac Bridge and some creative engineering is required. The movable scaffold syste… Read More

Still time to plan your walk: 2019 Mackinac Bridge Walk now two weeks away

Posted on August 19th, 2019
Building on the success of the 2018 event, the 2019 Mackinac Bridge Annual Walk on Sept. 2 will again allow participants to start from St. Ignace or Mackinaw City, walking half the bridge and back, the entire length, or even crossing it twice. A video, posted on the MBA website at www.MackinacBridge.org/Walk, explai… Read More

Use your Mackinac Bridge Tokens while you can

Posted on August 13th, 2019
Due to dwindling demand, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will no longer accept bridge tokens in the toll lanes as of Sept. 10. Though the tokens have long been part of the Mackinac Bridge crossing experience, very few have been redeemed for tolls in recent years. Citing this decreased use, the Mackinac Bridge Aut… Read More

June Traffic Report

Posted on August 1st, 2019
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 449,118 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of June compared to 446,930 in 2018. For the month of June, traffic was up 0.5% and fare revenue was down 0.1% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substantial… Read More

July 10 Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting available to view on LiveStream

Posted on July 3rd, 2019
The Mackinac Bridge Authority’s (MBA) regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, on Mackinac Island will also be available to view on LiveStream. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Mackinac Island City Hall at 7358 Market St. The meeting will be available to view on the Michigan Departme… Read More

The Mighty Mac’s new way to display, protect Old Glory

Posted on July 2nd, 2019
A typical United States flag takes care and attention for display and storage. When that flag is 30 feet tall by 60 feet long, hung from the tower of the Mackinac Bridge, it’s even tougher. This Thursday, when the maintenance staff of the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) plan to fly the flag from the north tower fo… Read More