How Many Times Has The Mackinac Bridge Actually Been Closed?
Today, Friday, March 3rd marks the second official day this year that we've seen the Mackinac Bridge closed.
But, this isn't a normal occurrence for us to see here in Michigan. So that begs the question, how many times have we seen the bridge closed in the past?
You're not a true Michigander either if you don't make one trip of the bridge either in your life.
Weather Causes Mackinac Bridge Closures
The recent two-day closure on the bridge is actually all weather-related. With temperatures cooling and warming, it's been causing some ice to form and freeze on the bridge.
How Many Times Approximately Has The Bridge Actually Closed?
It's not often that we see the bridge shut down for commuters.
"The bridge has been closed 60 times since we started compiling this information in July of 1995. I’m sure there were many closures between 1957 and 1995 but I don’t have a listing of those. The bridge is closed for many reasons, falling ice, traffic crashes, white outs, high winds, contractor work. The 60 times mentioned above were a mixture of closures for all those reasons. " Kim Nowack, PE Bridge Director, told WJIM-AM.
The bridge has shut down multiple times over the past few days now, but since records have begun to keep track, this is how many times we've seen the bridge shut down...