Posted on November 4th, 2019This Veterans Day, it will take just one person to unfurl a 30-foot by 60-foot American flag from the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge. A new video details how a new device designed and built by Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) staff – plus a little outside expertise – made that possible. The video, posted on the Mi… Read More
Posted on October 24th, 2019The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) has found its new chief bridge engineer: longtime Assistant Bridge Engineer Julie Neph. Neph, who has been with the MBA for the majority of her career, will begin her new role on Nov. 3. “I’m thrilled to see Julie in the chief engineer position,” said MBA Execut… Read More
Posted on October 8th, 2019Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 639,291 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of August compared to 608,996 in 2018.
For the month of August, traffic was up 5.0% and fare revenue was up 3.8% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More
Posted on September 19th, 2019Amy 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
Posted on September 2nd, 2019For the first time in three years, crowds at the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk grew, with an estimated 30,000 people shrugging off blustery weather to walk the Mighty Mac this Labor Day. This was the third year that the bridge was closed to public traffic during the walk, and the second year of the event starting from both… Read More
Posted on August 27th, 2019Kim 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
Posted on August 26th, 2019Walk 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
Posted on August 26th, 2019Industrial 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
Posted on August 19th, 2019Building 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
Posted on August 13th, 2019Due 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
- "It's such an honor to be part of this" Video reflects on Mackinac Bridge's U.S. flag device design
- Neph new MBA Chief Bridge Engineer at Mackinac Bridge
- August Traffic Report
- Gov. Whitmer appoints Amy Trahey to the Mackinac Bridge Authority
- 30,000 walk the Mighty Mac on Labor Day