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Driving Over the Mackinac Bridge

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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


Author: gardenchatter

I'm a Horticulturalist, Master Gardener and member of the Garden Writers Association who enjoys playing in the dirt and experimenting with different veggies, plants and flowers in my Zone 5 garden. Check out With a recent addition of a greenhouse, my newest passion is growing-your-own. And what fun that is. Yes, there's the odd failure, but there's nothing quite as satisfying as walking through the veggie patch collecting dinner. My own little piece of heaven!

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