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Terrorism Worries Close The Mighty Mac on Memorial Day


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Bridge to be closed to public traffic during Annual Bridge Walk

http://www.mackinacbridge.org/traffic-changes-announced-2017-annual-mackinac-bridge-walk/

 

Citing safety and security recommendations by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will close the bridge to most vehicle traffic during the 2017 Annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day.

               Unlike in prior years, only buses used to transport walkers to the starting point for the walk and emergency services vehicles will be allowed on the bridge during the event. All other vehicle traffic will be stopped from 6:30 a.m. to noon while event participants are on the bridge.

               “This was not a decision the Mackinac Bridge Authority makes lightly. We understand this change will be an inconvenience to our customers traveling Labor Day morning,” said MBA Chairman William Gnodtke. “Our board felt this choice strikes the best balance of keeping this 60-year tradition going for the tens of thousands of visitors who walk the bridge each year and keeping them safe.”

               “While there are no known threats to this annual tradition, recent terrorist-related attacks carried out around the globe serve as a reminder to remain alert and vigilant,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of MSP and state director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. “Since 9/11, Michigan has made great strides enhancing the state’s homeland security framework to protect critical infrastructure, key resources and our residents.”

               Each year, between 30,000 and 60,000 people from several states and countries come to the Mackinac Bridge for the Annual Bridge Walk, which has taken place since 1958, the year after the bridge opened to traffic. Roughly 9,000 vehicles cross the bridge during the event hours, with many of them carrying participants in the walk.

 

The Mighty Mac is a five mile long suspension bridge connecting Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

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So, with only participant transport buses using the bridge,  some sicko won't be plowing into the walkers with a vehicle.

Unless one of the bus drivers goes berzerk.:wacko:

 

Terrorism is a reality affecting everyone's lives, these days...even us Yoopers, living in Michigan's isolated Upper Peninsula, USA.

Where, normally, a bear getting into someone's backyard makes front page headlines.^_^

 

The only genuine cure for evil is God's Kingdom, and closing down this entire septic system of things.

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