10 Amezing Facts About Mackinac Bridge, Michigan 

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Connecting the two peninsulas – the Mackinac Bridge, often known as the "Mighty Mac", spans the Straits of Mackinac

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Impressive Length – This bridge is approximately 5miles long, making it one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

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Construction – Construction of the bridge began in 1954and was completed in 1957. It was opened to the public on November 1, 1957.

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Five-mile long suspension – the main suspension span of the bridge, which is the section between the two main tower

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Height – The towers of the Mackinac Bridge rise 552feet above the water

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Engineers and architects – The bridge's design was led by engineer David B. Steinman and architect Charles Alton Ely

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Wind and Weather – Due to its location over the Great Lakes the bridge is subject to high winds and severe weather.

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Annual Bridge Walk – The Mackinac Bridge Walk is a unique tradition, held every Labor Day.

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Unique color – The bridge's distinctive color, known as "Mackinac Green", was specifically designed to complement the natural surrounding

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Toll Bridge – The Mackinac Bridge is a toll bridge, with tolls collected primarily from southbound traffic on the Lower Peninsula side.

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