It’s not the paint, we’ve been assured by our painting contractors and other experts. Icephobic paint is certainly something we can explore for future painting, but that type of paint is currently only in the research stages for the aviation industry. The Authority recently completed a multiyear, multimillion dollar repainting project on the bridge towers (the first time those structures have been completely stripped and repainted since the bridge was opened in 1957). Painting the bridge cables is an ongoing process, so there is potential to introduce some paint advances in future work.
- December Traffic Report
- November Traffic Report
- Piece of Mackinac Bridge now resides at South Pole
- October Traffic Report
- Mackinac Bridge 30-minute nighttime closures Nov. 29-30 for backup power system upgrade