Article on msn today listing the scariest bridges in the world and our Mackinac Bridge is one of them.
The bridges listed immediately before and after the Mackinac Bridge seemed much more scarry!
But I will say that on Labor Day it is a bit of a challenge to walk on the grating and look down. It seems as if the next step might be down.
Mackinac Bridge is not that "scary",IMHO.
It's straight,well-maintained and usually not crowded.
If you want "scary" I would suggest the Pulaski Skyway in Kearney,NJ,any of the bridges over the Houston Ship Channel and most the bridges leading into New Orleans.
All poorly maintained and all quite scary...LOL
Neva your post was interesting. LOL. I do not find any of the bridges crossing the Houston Ship Channel scary at all, however, the bridges going into New Orleans can be a bit intimidating to visitors-all that water, with the bridge not that far above the water, knowing that all those alligators and snakes are swimming right below.....!
Mackinac Bridge-well, I've crossed it so many times, I couldn't begin to think of it as scary, unless the wind was really blowing.
Light, I noticed on our Labor Day walk 2 years ago, the large number of people that would NOT walk on the grate surface at all; and many more that did would not look down, said it made them dizzy and/or ill feeling. Neither of us had any problem doing so; however, when we stopped to take a few pics and rest a bit, we were weaving a bit back and forth and realized it was the bridge swaying, not us....lol. :)
My husband is afraid of heights and did not like driving over the bridge until we walked it on Labor Day a few years ago. He walked on the grates, saw it wasn't so bad, and now has no problem driving on them.
The next year they stopped the walk about an hour into it because of high winds. We were one of the last ones to be allowed to cross but it was a little hairy. A security guy who was standing on the bridge partway across yelled at the lady in front of us they she better hold onto her young daughter or she could be blown off the bridge. That got our attention!
My father had a gas station in Mackinaw City during the early years of the bridge's existance. It was not unusual for someone to pay to be driven over the bridge, but the number doing it grew smaller with the years.
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