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I'll be in the Mackinac Island area for at least two days and wondering whether to trailer the bike from home to cross the Mackinac Bridge?

If you crossed the bridge on your bike what was it like? How was the road surface, traffic, wind, other?

I did find the Mackinac Bridge website http://www.mackinacbridge.org/
and the WIKI site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Bridge and learned the
Maximum speed limit is 45 mph, there are four lanes, and it's five miles long.

Thanks in-advance.
 

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I've crossed that bridge on a bike several times. It's ok - typical grated surface which makes the bike a little hinky, but certainly not dangerous. The real fear with that bridge is the possibility of high winds. I think twice about crossing if it was really blowing out.

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I used to live in Michigan and crossed the bridge on a bike. I believe one lane is grates like Al said but the other is a solid surface like asphalt. Check the weather and only cross if calm winds. I recall that a Yugo was blown off the bridge years ago..... SO wind is always a factor.

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I drove the bike across the bridge from St Iganace to Mackinaw City, at about 3 pm, and returned before dark.

The bridge has both hard and grated lanes in both directions
but different sections of lanes get are closed for on-going maintenance
so sometimes there is no choice but to drive grated.

Wind was luckily not a problem.

Full moon, very mild temps.

Maybe drive the bridges to Key West next year.
 
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