Mackinac Bridge Painting Project Earns Engineering AwardIndustrial painting requires some pretty advanced equipment, from removal and collection to providing working conditions safe from wind and rain. Add to that the challenge of performing that work on the 552-foot towers of the Mackinac Bridge and some creative engineering is required. The movable scaffold system designed by Ruby+Associates of Bingham Farms, fabricated by Moran Iron Works and used by Seaway Painting not only allowed that job to be done efficiently on both towers of the bridge, but also earned a structural engineering award in competition with many other impressive projects.
Mighty Mac Prepares New Way To Display, Protect United States FlagA typical United States flag takes care and attention for display and storage, but when that flag is 30 feet tall by 60 feet long, hung from the tower of the Mackinac Bridge, it's even tougher.
Officials Release Details About Annual Mackinac Bridge WalkDetails about plans for this year's traditional Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge have been released by officials.
The Michigan Supreme Court is Crossing the Mackinac Bridge For The First TimeThe court is hearing a case Wednesday in Sault Ste. Marie. Justices schedule arguments outside Lansing during each term, but spokesman John Nevin says a visit to the Upper Peninsula is unprecedented.
Mackinac Bridge Shutdown To Traffic For 60th Annual Walk EventThis was the first time the bridge was completely shutdown to vehicle traffic. The bridge closed earlier today at 6:30 a.m. and will remain closed until noon.
Credit Cards Now Accepted For Mackinac Bridge Toll"...We’re sure they’ll appreciate the additional convenience and option is offers.”
Mackinac Bridge Reopens After Closure Due To Falling IceFreezing rain and snow is melting and then dropping in chunks from the cables and towers.
Falling Ice Closes Mackinac BridgeThe Mackinac Bridge has been temporarily closed to all traffic due to falling ice from the cables and towers on the bridge.
Bald Eagle Being Released At Mackinac Bridge After Sanctuary CareA bald eagle that was cared for at a Michigan sanctuary is being released at the Mackinac Bridge.
New Type Of Sensor To Monitor Mackinac Bridge's ConditionEngineers are using the Mackinac Bridge to test a new type of sensor that will monitor how the nearly 5-mile-long structure is coping with all those cars and trucks.
Mackinac Bridge Reopens After Falling Ice Stops TrafficThe Mackinac Bridge has reopened after falling ice forced officials to stop travel between Michigan's two peninsulas.