Join us for this informative presentation about Michigan’s iconic five-mile span that has seen historic, tragic, and hilarious events.
Since construction began in 1954, the Mackinac Bridge has withstood gale-force winds, the pressure of crushing ice flows and blinding snow storms. After opening in 1957, it has been struck by lightning and hit by an airplane and a ship – yet still stands as perhaps the safest five miles of I-75.
Take a trip thru the first six decades of the bridge’s history and you’ll experience unusual crossings, triumph and tragedy. Hear the stories, see the photos and meet the people who have made this engineering wonder a symbol of the state of Michigan.
Presenter: Mike Fornes the author of “Mackinac Bridge – A 50 Year Chronicle 1957 – 2007” and a member of the Historical Society of Michigan