The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac connecting the city of St. Ignace with the village of Mackinaw City, Michigan.  Opened in 1957, the bridge (familiarly known as "Big Mac" and "Mighty Mac") is the third longest in total suspension in the world and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere.

1958 - The Mackinac Bridge connects Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas. At the time, it was the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages--it is now third in the world.

Mackinac Bridge - Michigan Never fails to take my breath away. An engineering marvel, and a beautiful experience every time.

Mackinac Bridge - Michigan never fails to take my breath away. An engineering marvel, and a beautiful experience every time I cross my bridge.

One of the towers on the Mackinac Bridge

Picture of the south tower taken from the bridge deck . The Mighty Mac

Images of "blue ice" at the tip of the Mitten are finding lots of fans this week.

'Blue Ice' is stacking up near Michigan's Mackinac Bridge

These photos of "blue ice" near the Mackinac Bridge were taken Feb. courtesy of Kelly Alvesteffer and Rob LaLone.

Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The Mackinac Island Ferries are now running from St. Ignace, or Mackinac City.

Mackinac Bridge as seen from the grounds of Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City MI

Mackinac Bridge as seen from the grounds of Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City MI. Probably end up honeymooning in Mackinaw City and the U.

Why The Tip Of The Mitt Is The Place To Be

The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the non-contiguous Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U. state of Michigan.

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