PELLSTON – The Mackinaw Area Public Library is delighted to welcome award-winning author Mike Fornes for a presentation on the Mackinac Bridge. The program will be presented at the Pellston Branch Library at 125 N. Milton St. in Pellston, Michigan on Thursday, September 30.
Michigan’s iconic five-mile reach has seen historic, tragic and hilarious events. Since construction began in 1954, the Mackinac Bridge has withstood high winds, the pressure of crushing ice flows and blinding snowstorms. Since opening in 1957, it has been struck by lightning and struck by a plane and ship, but remains perhaps the safest five miles from I-75. Take a journey through the first six decades of the bridge’s history and you’ll experience unusual crossings, triumphs and tragedies. Parades of vehicles and pedestrians crossed the Mackinac Bridge and flotillas of ships passed below. Hear the stories, view the photos, and meet the people who made this engineering marvel a symbol of the state of Michigan.
The library invites everyone to welcome Mr. Fornes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 30. For details, contact the library by phone at (231) 436-5451 or (231) 539-8858, by email at [email protected] or [email protected], or see www.mackinawareapl.michlibrary.org/ .