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1 Rubin, Lawrence A. & Prentiss M Brown Jr Bridging the Straits The Story of Mighty Mac
Detroit, MI Wayne State University Press 1986 0814318126 / 9780814318126 Third Printing; Paperback New 
Michigan Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.09 X 6.08 X 0.45 inches; xviii, 168 pages; Soft cover has a black spine with yellow lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 20+ b/w photographs. 'The project--the [sic, at the time] longest total suspension bridge in the world--would span the Straits of Mackinac where winds exceed eighty miles an hour and ice windrows reach a height of forty feet. It would connect two largely rural communities with a combined population of less than four thousand and would require the largest bond issue ever proposed for the construction of a bridge. Little wonder that some Wall Street investors labeled the proposition as ludicrous. Nonetheless, the Mackinac Bridge became a reality'. Every year, the bridge closes for Labor Day [first Monday in September] to traffic, for the annual Bridge Walk, typically lead by the current Michigan governor, with 40000 to 65000 people participating annually. Until the bridge was built, the only way to get from the lower part of the state [the mitten] to the upper part [the upper peninsula] was by boat. The bridge has been a great boon to those who live up north, and those who like to visit. Index. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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2 Rubin, Lawrence A. Mighty Mac The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge
St. Ignace, MI Kiwanis Club of St. Ignace 1979 Revised Edition Third Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Herman Ellis 
1979, 3rd printing, revised edition. Cover is dark blue with white lettering on spine. End papers are map of Straits of Mackinac. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 204 b/w photos. Originally published in 1958. Foreword by former Michigan Gov. G. Mennen [Soapy] Williams, and an essay on the design by the bridge designer Dr. David B. Steinman. When the Mackinac Bridge was built it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, and is still one of the longest. It connects the lower peninsula of Michigan with the upper, and is quite a thrill to drive across. This is a picture story of the construction of the 'Mighty Mac'. Every year, on Labor Day morning, the bridge is closed off to automotive transport, as the annual bridge walk takes place, usually led by thecurrent Governor Of Michigan. It is almost 5 miles across the entire span. Tipped in are two certificates for participants of the 1981 Labor Day walk, led by then Gov. William G. Milliken. There are also two newspaper articles tipped in, about the bridge walk for that day. Oversized, 4#. ; B&W Photographs; 8 3/4 x 11 1/2; 100+ pages; Cover has some edge wear, bumping, and light rubbing. DJ has edge wear, sunning, rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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