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The famed Mackinac Bridge Walk will go ahead as scheduled this Labor Day, according to the Mackinaw Bridge Authority.

“The Bridge Walk is back!” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. “I am thrilled that the Mackinac Bridge Authority has enabled the Labor Day Bridge Walk, a cherished tradition, to move forward this year. After the year we have all had, I know how excited we are to get back to activities and attending events that we all love.”

She added, “Michigan is putting one foot in front of the other as we continue our economic jumpstart, and I am so glad that we can enjoy this great tradition to close out a Pure Michigan summer.”

The 2021 Annual Bridge Walk will start from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, which eliminates the need for busing and offers additional options for participants, according to a statement.

Participants will also have more choices this year. For more information on the walk schedule and new choices, visit www.MackinacBridge.org/Walk.

The bridge will be closed to public traffic during the 2021 walk from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Labor Day, Sept. 6, following recommendations from the Michigan State Police and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Emergency vehicles will still be allowed to cross the bridge.

The bridge walk has been taking place since 1958. The walk was canceled in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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