Details released about 2019 Mackinac Bridge walk

Officials are releasing details about plans for this year’s traditional Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority says Thursday the 2019 event will again start from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City on either end of the bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. Participants can either turn around after 2½ miles (4 kilometers) or make a full 10-mile (16.1-kilometer) route back and forth.

A video on the Mackinac Bridge Authority’s website explains the Sept. 2 options.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority last year made big changes to the annual bridge walk, including adding start points at both ends of the bridge to eliminate the need for buses to take people back across. The bridge was closed to most vehicles during the 2017 walk for security reasons.

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