Mackinac Bridge in Michigan

I know your thinking.  Does a bridge deserves it own blog post?  Well you be the judge.

The Mackinac Bridge is one of the world’s most beautiful bridges and the longest suspension bridge in America, with a total length of 8,614 feet suspended.  It is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world.  Much of the beauty comes from the setting at the Straits of Mackinac.  The Straits link Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.  The 5 mile long “Big Mac” links Michigan’s Lower and Upper peninsulas.  Ground was broken to build the Mackinac Bridge on May 7, 1954 and the bridge opened to the public on November 1, 1957.  That’s what Mighty Mac says and I believe them.  Plus it has it’s own visitor’s center.

They started to talk about building a bridge in 1884.  That’s 73 years.  That’s about how long it took for the bridge to Oak Island, North Carolina.

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Going over on one day there was fog which made for a pretty picture.

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