Saturday, September 12, 2009

Labor Day Bridge Walk

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to participate in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge. When my friends, Marsha Hendrickson and Denise Reitz informed me that they were doing it this year, I agreed to go along.

It was a gorgeous day with mostly sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s. The fog did roll in and out a few times, which made it even more interesting. We took our time so that we could take a zillion photos. Thus, we took a little over an hour and a half to walk the 5 miles.

Below are just a few of the photos I took.

View from the new welcome center on the north side of the bridge.

There were national guard posted everywhere.

The start of the five mile walk, going from north to south.

View under one of the towers.

View of both towers.

View of the tower support, taken through the grid on the inside lane of the bridge.

A spider web on the bridge.

Even though the bridge opened in 1957 after 3 years of construction, the signs on the towers reflect their building in 1955.

Denise, Marsha, and me.


  1. Hey Karen, We were there too. Funny, in the crowd of 50,000, we didn't meet up ;-)

    We've done it six times now, I believe. This year's weather was perfect.


  2. Hey, Karen, we were there, too. Funny, in the crowd of 50,000 we didn't meet up.
    We've done it about 6 times...the weather this year was perfect.