Mackinac Bridge reopens following bomb threat

Northern Michigan bridge closed for police investigation Sunday afternoon

Mackinac Bridge in 2010. Photo by Justin Billau.
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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