The Mackinaw Bridge is a lighthouse! The “Mac” was built to connect the two peninsulas and eliminate the need for a rail/auto ferry between them that had been in existence since 1923. Construction began in 1954 and the 5 mile suspension bridge opened November 1, 1957. The day the bridge opened it replaced the Mackinaw Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City as the guide to boat traffic sailing the Straits.
It is a world class structure and must be crossed to be appreciated. For more information and an active webcam check out www..mackinawbridge.org For prints and cards check out my website www.michiganlighthouseart.com
Michigan Artist, Anita Saviko, Her goal is to research the histories and paint all Michigan lighthouses/range lights past and present, a total of spprox. 150 lights.