Mackinac Bridge Closed Monday
The Mackinac Bridge Authority has announced that the "Mighty Mac"—the only driving connection between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan—will be closed for nearly six hours on Labor Day, during the Mackinac Bridge Walk.
It is the first time in the bridge's 60-year history that it has been closed to all traffic during the walk. The bridge will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday (Sept. 4).
According to the Bridge Authority, this is being done out of concern for the safety of the 60,000 walkers expected to participate in the Bridge Walk.
"If your schedule is flexible enough, we suggest that you cross before 6:30 a.m. or wait until Tuesday," said Mackinac Bridge Authority Director Bob Sweeney.