Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

MacPass account holders: time to swap your old card for a new sticker

Posted on October 14th, 2020
The MacPass toll cards were good, but the new windshield-mounted stickers are better. That’s why the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is retiring the old cards and urging MacPass account holders to make the switch before the end of the year. The stickers, which are automatically scanned when drivers pull up t… Read More

August Traffic Report

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 605,225 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of August compared to 639,291 in 2019.
For the month of August, traffic was down 5.3% and fare revenue was down 6.3% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a subst… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority to meet virtually next week

Posted on September 25th, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) again will meet virtually Thursday, Oct. 1. The MBA Finance Committee is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. followed by the MBA’s regular board meeting at 10:30 a.m. The meetings will be conducted on the Microsoft Teams platform. Items on the a… Read More

July Traffic Report

Posted on September 21st, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 572,522 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of July compared to 612,890 in 2019.
For the month of July, traffic was down 6.6% and fare revenue was down 7.4% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More

Is the Mackinac Bridge still the longest suspension bridge in the world?

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Answer: Although the Mackinac Bridge remained one of the four longest suspension bridges for more than 40 years, several bridges built since 1998 have surpassed it. Suspension bridges are commonly measured by main span length which is the distance between towers. By this ranking, the Mackinac Bridge is currently… Read More

June Traffic Report

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 366,253 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of June compared to 449,118 in 2019.
For the month of June, traffic was down 18.5% and fare revenue was down 16.8% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substan… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority to meet virtually Friday

Posted on July 8th, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will meet virtually Friday, July 10.
The MBA Finance Committee is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by the MBA’s regular board meeting at 10:30 a.m. The meetings will be conducted on the Microsoft Teams platform. Items on the… Read More

May Traffic Report

Posted on July 7th, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 222,071 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of May compared to 353,153 in 2019. For the month of May, traffic was down 37.1% and fare revenue was down 32.5% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More

MacPass windshield stickers remain free until July 1

Posted on June 1st, 2020
The Mackinac Bridge’s MacPass toll system windshield-mounted stickers that allow a quicker, touch-free crossing are still free to account holders, but only until July 1. Stickers will cost $1 each starting July 1. Passenger vehicle MacPass accounts require an initial deposit of $80 and a $7 one-time set-u… Read More