Jim Sisko

Jim Sisko

Posted on 08/20/2013

Photo taken on August 12, 2013


suspension bridge
straits of mackinac
lower peninsula
mackinaw city
mighty mac
big mac
upper peninsula
lake huron
mackinac bridge
lake michigan
mackinaw point

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The Mighty Mac

The Mighty Mac
My wife and I traveled to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, Michigan recently to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This shot was taken from Mackinaw Point on the Lake Huron side of the Mackinac Bridge.

The Mackinac Bridge is the one of the world's most beautiful bridges and is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere, with a total length of 8,614 feet suspended. The height of the roadway at mid-span is approximately 200 feet above water level. It is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world. The five mile long bridge connects Michigan's Lower and Upper Peninsulas and much of the beauty comes from its setting on the Straits of Mackinac that links Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Ground was broken on May 7, 1954 and the bridge opened to the public on November 1, 1957.

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