Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

April 2020 Traffic Report

Posted on May 18th, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 86,413 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of April compared to 231,950 in 2019.
For the month of April, traffic was down 62.7% and fare revenue was down 46.5% compared to last year.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has scheduled a substa… Read More

2020 Mackinac Bridge Walk suspended

Posted on May 13th, 2020
Echoing a focus on safety that led it to bar public traffic from the bridge during the Annual Bridge Walk beginning in 2017, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) today suspended this year’s event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The unanimous board decision came at a special meeting this afternoon, condu… Read More

Special meeting May 13 to discuss Annual Bridge Walk

Posted on May 12th, 2020
Mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will meet in an online special session at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, to discuss the Annual Bridge Walk currently scheduled for Labor Day. The meeting will be conducted on the Microsoft Teams platform here. The meeting will be available f… Read More

Mackinac Bridge south tower repainting to resume next week

Posted on May 7th, 2020
The final season of a four-year process to repaint the two towers of the Mackinac Bridge is expected to begin next week. Contractor Seaway Painting of Livonia, which completed the 2017-18 project to strip the north tower down to bare metal and repaint it, also was awarded the latest low-bid contract to repaint the bri… Read More

January, February and March 2020 Traffic Report

Posted on April 29th, 2020
Kim Nowack, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported today that 204,035 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of January compared to 190,994 in 2019. For January, traffic
was up 6.8% and fare revenue was up 4.7% compared to last year.
During the month of February, 216,732 vehicles crossed the Mackin… Read More

Mackinac Bridge painting project wins third award

Posted on March 17th, 2020
The Mackinac Bridge tower painting project, now entering its fourth and final year, has won a third national award. Ruby+Associates of Bingham Farms received one of five Engineering Honorable Conceptor Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) at the association’s a… Read More

Mackinac Bridge painting project wins second award

Posted on February 6th, 2020
The Mackinac Bridge tower painting project, now entering its fourth and final year, has won a second national award. Representatives of Seaway Painting of Livonia, the contractor performing the work on the bridge, accepted the E. Crone Knoy Award this week from the Society for Protective Coatings, an industry gro… Read More