Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Mackinac Bridge Books & DVD’s

Mighty Mac

The official picture history of the construction of the Mackinac Bridge. Two hundred and four captioned photographs of the building of the Bridge Mighty_Mac_1.jpgdescribe in layman’s language the methods and techniques used to get a toe-hold in the deep and turbulent Straits of Mackinac; erect the twin towers as high as the Washington Monument; connect the four story high girders to support the four lane roadway nearly five miles long. It was opened on November 1, 1957 as scheduled 42 months earlier when ground was broken on May 6, 1954.

Rubin served as the executive officer of the Mackinac Bridge Authority from its creation in 1950 until he retired 33 years later. A native of near Boston, MA, he lived in St. Ignace, Michigan until his death in 2010.


To purchase Mighty Mac or Before the Bridge:
Enclose a check or money order to St. Ignace Kiwanis Club for $20 per book plus $4.00 per book for S & H
St. Ignace Kiwanis Club
560 N. State
St. Ignace, MI 49781

The following Building the Mighty Mac DVD and Before the Bridge book are available by contacting the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce at

The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce
560 N State Street
St. Ignace, Michigan 49781