Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 476,110 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of June compared to 366,253 in 2020.
For the month of June, traffic was up 30.0% and fare revenue was up 26.4% compared to last year.
Traffic and revenue declined dramatically in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to June 2019, traffic in June 2021 was up 26,992, or 6.0%, and fare revenue was up by $124,577, or 5.2%.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substantial amount of long-term preservation work for the bridge over the next several years. These major efforts will ensure that the bridge continues to remain structurally sound and provide a safe crossing for everyone.
The MBA’s sole source of funding is from tolls and fees collected at the Mackinac Bridge. All revenue collected is used to maintain, operate, and protect the 63-year-old National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.