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  • Bentley Historical Library

    Bridge the Gap

    The plan to build a bridge across the Straits of Mackinac began in earnest in the 1880s. Northern Michigan’s population was exploding, and the ferries that brought people and goods between Michigan’s two peninsulas were crowded and increasingly inadequate. More than 70 years later, the Mackinac Bridge was completed.

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