Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Innovative sensor testbed expansion slated for Mighty Mac

Posted on March 5th, 2019
The first 20 prototype infrastructure sensors installed beginning in 2016 on the Mackinac Bridge, powered solely by vibrations from traffic, have proven their durability and performed as intended. Now researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are ready to… Read More

January Traffic Report

Posted on February 13th, 2019
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 190,994 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of January compared to 189,319 in 2018. For the month of January, traffic is up 0.9% and fare revenue is down 3.5% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a s… Read More

Feb. 12 Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting available to view on LiveStream

Posted on February 7th, 2019
The Mackinac Bridge Authority’s (MBA) regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Lansing will also be available to view on LiveStream. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the MDOT Aeronautics Auditorium at 2700 Port Lansing Road in Lansing. The meeting will be available to view on the Michig… Read More

December Traffic Report

Posted on January 25th, 2019
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 218,005 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of December compared to 205,632 in 2017. For the month of December, traffic is up 6.0% and fare revenue is up 3.8% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a s… Read More

November Traffic Report

Posted on January 25th, 2019
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 262,751 vehicles crossed
the Mackinac Bridge during the month of November compared to 263,335 in 2017.
For the month of November, traffic is down 0.2% and fare revenue is down 0.4% compared to last
year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has schedul… Read More

October Traffic Report

Posted on November 27th, 2018
Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 377,241 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of October compared to 388,763 in 2017. For the month of October, traffic is down 3.0% and fare revenue is down 2.8% compared to last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled… Read More

Thursday’s Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting to be broadcast on LiveStream

Posted on November 7th, 2018
The Nov. 8 regular meeting of the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) in St. Ignace will be broadcast via LiveStream for those unable to attend in person. The agenda includes updates on the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk and the bridge tower painting projects, as well as a public information session by representatives from the… Read More

St. Ignace couple gets engaged at the top of the Mighty Mac

Posted on October 25th, 2018
Taking a tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge? That’s always a good story. Getting engaged on the Mackinac Bridge? Now that’s a tale that future generations will hear. That’s just what happened to Emily Misner and her boyfriend, Cord Wilson (now fiancé; she said yes!), who proposed to her midda… Read More