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Are you ready to walk the bridge?

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MACKINAW CITY, MI (WNEM) -

If you’re not afraid of heights and you are still looking to make plans for Labor Day, consider heading to the Mackinac Bridge.

The annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk begins at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

Gov. Rick Snyder will lead an expected 40,000 walkers across the 5-mile span.

You can start between the hours of 7 and 11 a.m., and there are buses available to bring walkers from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace for $5.

"Rain or shine, people love the annual bridge walk," said MBA Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney. “It’s a great activity for friends and family, and an opportunity to take in the sights of the Straits area from a wonderful vantage point.”   

The Michigan Department of Transportation is also asking people to share their bridge walking experience on social media.

You can post on MDOT’s Facebook page, or on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MightyMacWalk16.

One lucky person will be chosen at random to receive a one-in-a-lifetime tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge.

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