Text Alerts Now Available For Annual Bridge Walk

You can now sign up to receive text updates regarding the Annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day.

Mackinac County 911 will use their RAVE Alert System to send updates from the Mackinac Bridge Authority to users’ cell phones.

The alerts will focus on event schedule reminders, traffic notifications, weather updates and emergency notifications.

It’s free to sign up for the updates, aside from any texting fees from your mobile provider.

To sign up, text “mackinacbridgewalk2017” to 67283.

Users will then receive a text welcoming them to the alert system.

Every year between 30,000 and 60,000 people cross the Mackinac Bridge for the Annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day.

This is the first year all non-emergency vehicle traffic will be stopped from 6:00 a.m until noon while the event takes place. 

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