The sensors are powered by vibrations of the bridge caused by vehicles. They measure movement in the structure.
While many of us are enjoying a sunny holiday weekend, a Saginaw Valley State University faculty member is set to swim the longest race of his career.
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Adam Coughlin said he didn’t start to competitively swim until graduate school. On Monday he’ll swim five miles, across the Straits of Mackinac.
He said there is one thing he looks forward to most.
“Finishing! Just seeing this coming into fruition and seeing a goal I set for myself for months ago finally come true.”
The swim is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan.
Coughlin said he will also be running a personal record later this month. He’ll participate in a competitive 64-mile fun-run in Livingston county.
A Michigan Notable Author will visit the Alpena Public Library this week to present 101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge.
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The Mackinac Bridge (Photo by Mike Horace)
Traffic is once again flowing across the Mackinac Bridge, after the five-mile long structure was closed this morning due to a multiple vehicle crash, high winds, and low visibility. The crash sent two people to area hospitals.
Beginning Monday , the DNR is calling upon Michiganders, especially in northern Michigan, to help keep track of gray wolves migrating across the Straits of Mackinac.
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Temperatures are cooling and the fall colors are beginning to show – a perfect recipe for running a race across the Mackinac Bridge.
Good news for frequent commuters on the Mackinac Bridge: tolls will not go up for at least another two years.
A group of US and Canadian citizens is calling for the immediate replacement of an oil and gas pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac.
One non-profit is offering a raffle prize that’s not for the faint of heart.
Michigan drivers may have spotted a new state license plate on the road lately.