For many years I have wanted to participate in the annual Labor Day
bridge walk across the Mackinac Bridge. I just never got around to
doing it...until 2009. Tim, a good
friend of mine, has walked it several times and had been inviting me to
join him for the last couple of
years. Finally, I decided to do it! We arrived in
Mackinaw City (the city at the southern end of the bridge) at 9:30
a.m. I was amazed at how many people there were! We waited in
line for a bus to take us to St. Ignace (the city at the northern end
the bridge) for two hours! It took another 45 minutes to get
across the bridge. Traffic was crazy! Tim met one of his friends and
the three of us began walking at about 12:40 p.m. We were
among approximately 50,000 people to walk the 5-mile span between
Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas.
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next page that continues my walk across the bridge.
A view of the bridge from
where the bus dropped us off in St. Ignace.
The walk begins! It was a warm
day. The temperature was 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
All walkers walked southward
in one of northbound lane.
People of all ages
Cars continued to cross in two
southbound lanes and one northbound lane.