Drivers Pay it Forward After Mackinac Bridge Bomb Threat

On Sunday the Mackinac Bridge was closed for hours after a reported bomb threat required police to search the area. They found no danger and eventually the backed up traffic was able to make their way across.

Some drivers decided to help the flow of traffic by paying for those behind them, sometimes multiple cars at a time.

Operations Manager, with the Mackinac Bridge Authority, Mike Buby said one driver, a young woman, even put up $100 to speed things up. “She knew that the bridge was closed, she knew there was going to be some upset people, and she was just trying to spread some generosity, and I’m sure she accomplished that goal,” he said.

Despite the generosity of many of the drivers, it still took three hours after the bridge reopened for traffic to return to normal.