Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Once more the Mighty Mac

Yes, once more we are crossing THE bridge of Michigan between the lower and upper peninsulas, the Mackinac (pronounced mak-in-aw) Bridge, or the Mighty Mac or the Big Mac.  The clouds do reflect my sadness at leaving the Upper Peninsula again, although unlike before retirement I didn't actually cry! 

I recommend a Jim Harrison novel, Sun Dog, to you.  It tells the story of one man from the UP who worked on the building the bridge in the 1950's.

I also recommend Louis LaVache's Sunday Bridges for more bridges to somewhere!


  1. I love Mackinac Island AND the bridge. Brings back great memories. I love the dark steel of the bridge against that beautiful sky!

  2. «Louis» thanks you for the recommendation (both of the book and to his blog!) - and for your participation in Sunday Bridges.

  3. The shape of the towers on this bridge remind «Louis» of the towers on the suspension section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (More so the Bay Bridge than the Golden Gate, which is more Art Deco in design.)