Michigan residents purchase pieces of Mackinac Bridge - WNEM TV 5

Michigan residents purchase pieces of Mackinac Bridge

Posted: Updated:
Stock photo Stock photo
ST. IGNACE, MI (AP) -

Michigan residents can now buy 60-year-old grated metal pieces of the original Mackinac Bridge from an online auction as those sections of the bridge get cut away and replaced.
   WPBN-TV reports that up until a year ago, workers had been taking the old bridge pieces to the scrap yard. Now residents who find value in the metal can buy the pieces from $270 to more than $1,500.
   The Mackinac Bridge Authority says there aren't many pieces currently left to buy, but it plans to begin another auction in the next couple of weeks.
   Buyers can only purchase the metal in large pieces, which are approximately 40 feet long and weigh several tons. But the bridge authority says for a price it can cut the piece to more manageable pieces.

Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.