Mackinac Bridge Authority

Spanning the Straits of Mackinac since 1957

What do I do if I’m not comfortable driving across during high winds?

Posted on February 14th, 2023

Drivers who do not feel comfortable driving across the Mackinac Bridge can have staff from the Mackinac Bridge drive their vehicle through the Driver Assistance Program. Drivers and passengers must be 18 years of age or older. The required liability waiver has been updated, and staff will complete a checklist of several items the customer must agree to, including allowing for adjustments of mirrors and the driver’s seat, using a dash camera to record the inside of the vehicle during the crossing, keeping any animals in the vehicle restrained, having all occupants wear a mask covering their nose and mouth, and allowing the vehicle to be cleaned before crossing.

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost is $10 per vehicle, plus the appropriate toll for the vehicle driven. To request from the north side, request the service from inside the administration building or at the toll booth. To request from the south side, pull over on the wide shoulder just north of Exit 339 near the booth and call Bridge Services (906-643-7600) to request this service.

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