Part of the trip to Sault Ste. Marie (see previous post) included a drive over the Mackinac Bridge. And while this isn’t a gardening topic, it was so interesting that I want to share it.
The view was amazing!
Here’s a few facts:
– It’s the 3rd longest suspension bridge in the world, just short of 5 miles, and the longest in the western hemisphere.
– The height of the bridge at its midpoint is 200 feet above the water level.
– The bridge located on Interstate 75 in northern Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac and separates the upper and lower Michigan peninsulas.
– And the amount of cable used – 42,000 Miles /67,592 km
Other interesting facts, figures and bridge history can be found at http://www.mackinacbridge.org