Mackinac Bridge


in the Great Lakes

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Mackinac Bridge

Did you know that the Mackinac Bridge connects the Lower Peninsula of Michigan with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? The five-mile-long suspension bridge crosses the Straits of Mackinac and runs from Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula to the city of St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula. The Straits of Mackinac is a waterway in the Great Lakes region that connects Lake Michigan with Lake Huron.

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Date Established

Construction of the Mackinac Bridge began in 1954, and the bridge opened for traffic on November 1, 1957.

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