Forty-thousand participants are expected for Monday's annual Mackinac Bridge Walk, and, again this year, there's a visit to the top of the bridge at stake with an MDOT contest.

Mackinac Bridge 2016
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For the fifth year in a row, the Mackinaw Bridge Authority and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are asking bridge walkers to share their experiences on social media with photos and videos.

One person sharing their memories will be chosen at random to receive a once-in-a-lifetime tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. Memories can be posted on MDOT's Facebook page at, or on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MightyMacWalk16. For contest details, go to the MDOT website:


Gov. Rick Snyder will lead walkers beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 5). Walkers can start walking across the bridge up until 11 a.m. Buses will be available to bring walkers from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace for $5. All details on the walk are available on the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) website at

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