Mighty Mac : The Bridge That Michigan Built

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jacquie Sewell
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 1544004516
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Give it up for the Mighty Mac! (and the Gismo & the Creeper!)

Local author Jacquie Sewell does an outstanding job presenting the history behind the construction of the mighty Mackinac Bridge.  Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas are separated by four miles of water (The Straits of Mackinac). Back in the day it was widely believed a bridge spanning the gap between the two sides could never be built.   And yet visionary UP resident and businessman Prentiss M. Brown along with the expert design of notable bridge builder, David Steinman, found a way to raise the bridge above the water.  It opened to Michigan traffic in 1957.  What is the Gismo?  What is the Creeper?  The answers are in this slim book, perfect for any family or child curious about the incredible story behind the Mighty Mac Bridge.