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Scared to drive across the Mighty Mac? Free service will do it for you

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Driving across the Mackinac Bridge is a rite of passage for Michiganders, but the five-mile bridge connecting the Upper and Lower peninsulas can be a scary trip for some.

Thankfully, there’s a service for those with acrophobia or gephyrophobia.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority offers a “Drivers Assistance Program” that provides drivers for those uncomfortable with driving across the Mighty Mac.  

The program even provides this service for motorcyclists. The bridge authorities said a staff member with a motorcycle endorsement can drive the motorcycle across for you. 

While having staff drive your car or motorcycle across is a free service, if you would rather have your motorcycle trailered across there will be a $15.00 fee for the motorcycle and driver and an additional $3.50 if there is a passenger. 

So how do you take advantage of the service?

If you are traveling northbound, pull over where the I-75 widens just past the Jamet Street Entrance Ramp and call 906.643.7600 for assistance.  If you are southbound, just ask a fare collector for assistance.

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