Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Mackinac Bridge repaving completion delayed

Posted on June 6th, 2024
Completion of the first season of a two-season repaving project on the Mackinac Bridge’s north viaduct and approach truss spans has again been delayed, with completion now expected next week. Citing rainy weather that has prevented paving, along with projected rain in weather forecasts, project contractor Ze… Read More

April Traffic Report

Posted on June 5th, 2024
  Kim Nowack, Bridge Director of the MBA, reported today that 260,318 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of April compared to 243,970 in 2023.
For the month of April, traffic was up 6.7% and toll revenue was up 9.3% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substanti… Read More

25 millionth Mackinac Bridge crosser returns to celebrate 50-year anniversary

Posted on May 31st, 2024
On May 21, 1974, Bob Kuchar was a 24-year-old General Motors employee on vacation when he crossed the Mackinac Bridge on his 1972 Suzuki 250 motorcycle. Turns out, he was riding the 25 millionth vehicle to cross the bridge since it opened in 1957. On May 23, 2024, Kuchar made the trip again – crossing in his 2017 Ford F-… Read More

Mackinac Bridge repaving completion delayed

Posted on May 16th, 2024
The first season of a two-season repaving project on the Mackinac Bridge’s north viaduct and approach truss spans, originally scheduled to be completed by May 23, will not be complete until June 7. Citing additional patching work and an inability to field full work crews, project contractor Zenith Tech says it wi… Read More

Fraud Alert

Posted on April 30th, 2024
To our valued MacPass customers, please note that the Mackinac Bridge Authority does not ask customers via text to make a payment or to take immediate action on their account. If the MBA needs to contact its customers, it will appear in an email from [email protected]. MBA has been made aware that there is … Read More

March Traffic Report

Posted on April 19th, 2024
Kim Nowack, Bridge Director of the MBA, reported today that 239,551 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of March compared to 230,852 in 2023.
For the month of March, traffic was up 3.8% and toll revenue was down 0.1% compared to last year.
While overall vehicle traffic was up, autos towing trailers w… Read More

The Mighty Mac’s Expanded Antarctic Connection

Posted on April 17th, 2024
When Brendan Fisher began his 13-month adventure as a heavy equipment mechanic for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP), he brought pieces of the Mackinac Bridge with him. When he returned, he brought a piece back, as well as stories to accompany it, that he presented this month to the Mackinac Bridge Authorit… Read More

Mackinac Bridge Authority meets April 5 in Dimondale

Posted on March 28th, 2024
The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will meet April 5 in Dimondale to discuss the annual inspection report and maintenance project updates. The authority also is scheduled to meet in closed session to review safety and security at the bridge. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Michigan Department of T… Read More

February Traffic Report

Posted on March 27th, 2024
Kim Nowack, Bridge Director of the MBA, reported today that 215,119 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of February compared to 211,883 in 2023.
For the month of February, traffic was up 1.5% and toll revenue was down 2.2% compared to last year.
While average daily traffic on the bridge was down slig… Read More

Repaving on Mackinac Bridge starts March 25

Posted on March 11th, 2024
The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will begin a two-season repaving project on the bridge’s north viaduct and approach truss spans March 25, weather permitting. Repaving, deck repairs, and joint repairs on the two northbound lanes of the bridge will begin March 25 and is scheduled to be completed by May 23. Traf… Read More