Growing up as a kid in Michigan I didn't get the chance to take the long drive up 1-75 to see the Mackinac Bridge until I was an adult but it was worth the wait.
Mackinac Bridge
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The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas

Photo by Dillon Austin on Unsplash
Photo by Dillon Austin on Unsplash
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The Bridge opened to traffic on November 1, 1957

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Drew Kuespert via YouTube
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The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth-longest suspension bridge in the world
credit: Bill Phillips / mackinacbridge.org
credit: Bill Phillips / mackinacbridge.org
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An annual Mackinac Bridge Walk is held every Labor Day where two lanes of traffic are closed and 50-80,000 people walk together over the bridge.

Mackinac Bridge Walk
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I've never done the bridge walk but It sure does look fun.

Now if you want to see the Mackinac Bridge but don't want to take the long drive up north you can see a mini version right here in Michigan.

How Cool! Check Out This Miniature Mackinac Bridge

Credit: cassondra.wanders via Instagram
Credit: cassondra.wanders via Instagram
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If you make the shorter drive to St Louis, Michigan you can check out the Mini Mac Mackinac Bridge Replica.

Credit: cassondra.wanders via Instagram
Credit: cassondra.wanders via Instagram
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The Mini Mackinac Bridge is a scaled-down replica of the Mackinac Bridge located at Mini Mac Storage Center in St. LouisMichigan 

Didn't know this existed? You're not the only one.

How have I lived here my entire life and NEVER heard of this before?!?!? Definitely on the visit list for this summer! - IG/andnever06

 

Take A Tour of The Mini Mac Mackinac Bridge Replica In St. Louis, Michigan

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