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06-2022

The video shows a huge snowflake, 20 feet of snow falling on Makakinac Bridge.

The video shows a huge snowflake, 20 feet of snow falling on Makakinac Bridge.

Fortunately, no damage was caused by the snow falling on the Makakinac bridge.

Did the Makinaq Bridge Authority ever wonder why he would close the bridge when the towers and ropes were covered with snow?

This is why the kitchen table in the video above and the 20-foot-tall snow plow.

A news release from MBA and the Michigan Department of Transportation further illustrates this.

Without binoculars, it would be difficult to see large pieces of snow and ice falling from the towers and cables of the Makakinac Bridge, so it would be difficult to understand why the bridge should be closed for snow events.

New video released by McCain Bridge Authority (MBA) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Video footage and images of kitchen-sized sheets and 20-foot-tall snowflakes were smashed on the floor to explain why the bridge should be closed during a snowstorm.

Fortunately, there was no damage to the Makinac Bridge, although the potential is real. MBA maintenance supervisor Joe Champion was in a vehicle hit by a snowstorm and was looking into the damage.

“Seeing all these big pieces come down, if you don’t kill them, it can hurt someone,” she said. “We always see him. He comes down and crushes, he kills.”

When the snow fell, the official was forced to close the bridge, and the danger was more than 300 feet above the towers and cables.

“It is very dangerous when snow falls, so we have to cut it off and close the bridge,” said Kim Noak, director of MBA Bridge. “We know it’s a big problem and we absolutely hate closing the bridge. We only do it in very difficult situations.”

Makinaq County 911 uses the RAVE Alert System to send updates and information from MBA to users’ mobile phones at any time when the bridge is partially or completely closed due to weather and other conditions. Messages will also be sent when full closure is reduced to partial closure or when the bridge is opened to all traffic. Send “MacBridge” to 67283 to register.

Details and updates are available at www.MackinacBridge.org/Conditions in the afternoon. Updates are posted on the MacMack Bridge Twitter page @MackinacBridge as well as the free signage.

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