Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

Is it true that workers fell into the concrete supports and could not be retrieved?

Posted on October 14th, 2016

There are no bodies buried in the concrete supports of the Mackinac Bridge. Five workers died during the construction of the Mackinac Bridge. One died in a diving accident; one fell in a caisson while welding; one fell a couple of feet into the water and drowned; and two fell from a temporary catwalk near the top of north tower. All but one body was recovered. When the two workers fell from the temporary catwalk, they fell approximately 550 feet. One body was recovered immediately. A three-day search for the other worker ended without success.

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