You Will Not Believe How Long The Wait Was to Cross the Straits of Mackinac Before the Bridge [PHOTO + VIDEOS]
Traveling between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas is something we take for granted today thanks to the Mackinac Bridge. You likely can't imagine the wait that drivers were once forced to endure to travel between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.
The Michigan Department of Transpiration shared this photo recently showing cars stacked up and backed up waiting to travel across the Straits of Mackinac. From the 1920s through the '50s, the Department of Highways operated the Michigan State Ferry service between the peninsulas. The longest waits annually occurred in November during hunting season.
These videos from the early 1950s give another glimpse of what travel was once like before the Mighty Mac.