Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

So I’ve been stranded in St. Ignace or Mackinaw City due to a falling ice closure and I have no idea how long the closure will last. What is the Mackinac Bridge Authority doing to make sure I don’t run out of gas, or provide restroom facilities, or provide food or beverages?

Posted on November 10th, 2022

While we certainly sympathize with being stuck in a closure of uncertain duration, the Authority isn’t equipped to aid travelers in that way. We do know from experience that the two communities have responded to the needs of travelers during past closures, though nobody likes to be unexpectedly delayed. We won’t pick favorites for local businesses to patronize, but there are great places to eat, fuel up, and be as comfortable as possible during the wait. In the case of longer closures, local schools and some churches have opened their doors as warming shelters.

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