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Mackinac Bridge Walk back for Labor Day 2021

Courtesy of Janet Ovcjak

ST. IGNANCE, Mich. – Some Michiganders began their Labor Day on the Mackinac Bridge.

The 63rd annual Mackinac Bridge Walk closed off the bridge to traffic Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.

The walk began in St. Ignace at the north end of the bridge and ended in Mackinaw City.

MDOT said they were happy to see participants return in 2021 after the walk was cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020.

“But that’s the only year since the bridge opened that we haven’t had a walk so, a lot of people were really happy that the event was back,” said MDOT Spokesperson James Lake. “We saw a lot of smiling faces, a lot of happy people today glad that they were back on the bridge.”

The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. It opened to traffic in November of 1957.