Originally Posted by dmbnpj
The Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.
It is a beautiful structure that many have never seen or even know it exists.
The Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world. Length of Suspension Bridge (including Anchorages) 8,614 Ft. Height of Main Towers above Water 552 Ft .
In 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan became the longest with a total suspension of 12,826 feet.
The bridge was officially begun amid proper ceremonies on May 7 & 8, 1954, at St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. The bridge opened to traffic on November 1, 1957
Photo Gallery - Mackinac Bridge Authority
About the Bridge - Mackinac Bridge Authority
Historical Construction Album - Mackinac Bridge Authority