Mighty Mac: The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge

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Wayne State University Press, 1958 - Biography & Autobiography - 133 pages
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With a total span length of 8,344 feet from anchor block to anchor block, the Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world. It surpasses the Golden Gate Bridge, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Humber Bridge in England, even with their longer center spans.

Every phase of construction of the Mackinac Bridge was photographed. The pictures in this book, selected from 3,000 black-and-white photos, document important stages of the monumental undertaking. Captions detail the procedures used during construction. The result is a volume which captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build Mighty Mac.

 

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B Steinman
14
Comparative Magnitude of Worlds Great Suspension Bridges
20
and 22 10 26
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Anchor Blocks 53 63
60
Superstructures of Piers 18 and 21 83 88
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APPENDIX
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Lawrence A. Rubin served as Executive Secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority from its creation in 1950 until his retirement in 1983 and was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the bridge. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Rubin makes his home in St. Ignace, Michigan.

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