Mackinac Bridge reopens following bomb threat

Northern Michigan bridge closed for police investigation Sunday afternoon

Mackinac Bridge in 2010. Photo by Justin Billau.

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. – The Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan has reopened to traffic Sunday afternoon after being closed due to a bomb threat.

Michigan State Police were assisting Mackinaw City Police as they investigated a bomb threat on the bridge connecting Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas. The bridge was closed in both directions at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, and has reopened as of 5:10 p.m. Sunday.

Bridge officials say nothing was found on the bridge following an “extensive search.” No additional details have been released at this time.

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