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Thousands Gather in St. Ignace for Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk

The annual Labor Day Bridge Walk has kicked off in St. Ignace!

With Governor Rick Snyder in the lead, more than 40,000 people are expected to trail behind him throughout the day either walking or running across the nearly 5-mile long bridge from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City.

This is the only time of year when the bridge is open to pedestrians, and plenty of people are eager to take advantage of the opportunity.

"Just being in the middle of the bridge and actually standing there and not being in a car, I think is really amazing," said Autumn Halfhill, one of the thousands of bridge walkers heading across the Mighty Mac.

It’s an incredible event that’s drawn people from from all over the country for 59 years.

"We went from Texas to Tennessee…then we went from Tennessee to Michigan," said Ashley Harper, another excited bridge walker. "We got here at two in the morning. We got two hours of sleep and then we came down here."

9&10’s Blayke Roznowski also had the chance to speak with Governor Snyder, who said it’s always fun to be a part of the yearly tradition.