Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

November Traffic Report

Posted on January 12th, 2021
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 227,915 vehicles crossed the Mackinac
Bridge during the month of November compared to 255,346 in 2019.
For the month of November, traffic was down 10.7% and fare revenue was down 7.9% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a… Read More

Mackinac Bridge painting project wins fourth award

Posted on December 18th, 2020
CONTACT: Kim Nowack, Mackinac Bridge Authority, 906-643-7600  The Mackinac Bridge tower painting project has won yet another national award, this time from the National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSEA). Ruby+Associates of Bingham Farms was named the Outstanding Project Winner in the Other Structur… Read More

October Traffic Report

Posted on December 14th, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 405,703 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of October compared to 399,826 in 2019. For the month of October, traffic was up 1.5% and fare revenue was down 0.4% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a subst… Read More

Police investigating illegal climber on the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on December 2nd, 2020
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020
CONTACT: Kim Nowack, Mackinac Bridge Authority, 906-643-7600 The Michigan State Police is investigating a case of felony trespassing on the Mackinac Bridge, discovered after photos of the incident were posted on social media  “This is not a harmless stunt; it’s inexc… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority mourns the passing of Tom Casperson

Posted on November 30th, 2020
Noting the steady support he provided in his years in the state Legislature, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) mourns the death of former state representative and senator Tom Casperson. “Sen. Casperson championed many causes close to the hearts of his fellow native Yoopers, and was a friend to the Mackina… Read More

September Traffic Report

Posted on November 22nd, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 488,209 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of September compared to 461,683 in 2019.
For the month of September, traffic was up 5.7% and fare revenue was up 3.4% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a s… Read More

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