COVID-19 has claimed another Michigan Tradition.
This year’s Mackinac Bridge Walk, has been cancelled over concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday afternoon, the Mackinac Bridge Authority held a virtual meeting, and decided against holding this year’s bridge walk, which has taken place annually since 1958, drawing up to 57,000 people.
Since lock down orders went into effect in mid-March, revenue from tolls, which the MBA’s finance committee depends on, to help host the walk, have dropped, and MBA Vice Chairman Matt McLogan felt cancelling between safety concerns along with finances, was the responsible course to take.
Kim Nowack, Spokesperson for the MBA.