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Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge connects St. Ignace, Michigan and Mackinaw City, Michigan, linking the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. In 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan became the longest with a total suspension of 12,826 feet. The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere.

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  • From Wikipedia:
  • Other name(s): Mighty Mac or Big Mac
  • Carries: 4 lanes of I‑75 / GLCT
  • Crosses: The Straits of Mackinac
  • Maintained by: The Mackinac Bridge Authority
  • Total Length: 26,372 feet (8,038 m)
  • Total Width: 68.6 feet (20.9 m)
  • Road Width: 54 feet (16 m)
  • Depth: 38.1 feet (11.6 m)
  • Height: 552 feet (168 m)
  • Longest span: 3,800 feet (1,158 m)
  • Vertical clearance: 200 feet (61 m)
  • Clearance below: 155 feet (47 m)
  • Opened: November 1, 1957

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