Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

25,000 walk the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day

Posted on September 5th, 2018
Despite significant operational changes to the Mackinac Bridge Annual Walk in 2018, more than 25,000 people participated in the 61-year tradition this Labor Day. “The comments we heard both during the walk and those submitted through our website afterward have been very positive,” said Bob Sweeney… Read More

July Traffic Report

Posted on August 30th, 2018
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 610,322 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of July compared to 609,916 in 2017.
For the month of July, traffic is up 0.1% and fare revenue is up 1.0% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More

One week to go until the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk

Posted on August 27th, 2018
There are some big changes to the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk this year, but there’s still time to plan for your participation in the event Labor Day morning.                The most significant change is that the walk will now start from both ends of the bridge, eliminating the need for buses… Read More

New text alerts sign-up for Mackinac Bridge annual walk

Posted on August 21st, 2018
For the second time, Mackinac County 911/Emergency Management and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are offering text updates for this year’s Annual Bridge Walk. Mackinac County 911, using its RAVE Alert System, will send updates and information from the MBA to users’ cell phones now through Labor Day.… Read More

June Traffic Report

Posted on July 30th, 2018
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 446,930 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of June compared to 437,174 in 2017.
For the month of June, traffic is up 2.2% and fare revenue is up 0.2% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More

Brief Mackinac Bridge closures early Wednesday morning for equipment move

Posted on June 26th, 2018
Two brief closures of the Mackinac Bridge are scheduled for Wednesday morning so painting contractors can remove two large movable scaffold platforms from the north tower.              The two platforms, which were used to help crews safely reach and contain paint removed from the struts – t… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority update Wednesday on 2018 Annual Bridge Walk details

Posted on June 25th, 2018
Discussion of details for the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk, including review of the new options available to participants in the upcoming event, is among the agenda items for the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) regular meeting Wednesday on Mackinac Island. MBA staff will present the board with information on planning… Read More

May Traffic Report

Posted on June 20th, 2018
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 353,243 vehicles crossed  the Mackinac Bridge during the month of May compared to 338,538 in 2017.
For the month of May, traffic is up 4.3% and fare revenue is up 3.2% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More

New video explains Mackinac Bridge Walk options, changes

Posted on May 30th, 2018
              The 2018 Annual Bridge Walk will be on Labor Day, as in past years. Beyond that, many of the other details have changed, prompting the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) to post a video explaining the procedures and options for this year’s event.   &nb… Read More