Mackinaw City in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Courageous Members of Organized Labor
State of Michigan
Hon. G. Mennen Williams · Governor
Mackinac Bridge Authority
Prentiss M. Brown · Chairman
Charles T. Fisher, Jr. · Deceased; George A. Osborn
Mead L. Bricker; Murray D. Van Wagoner
William J. Cochran; Fred M. Zeder · Deceased
Charles M. Ziegler · St Highway Commissioner · 1950-57
John C. Mackie · State Highway Commissioner · 1957-
Lawrence A. Rubin · Executive Secretary
Sanford A. Brown · Treasurer
D. B. Steinman · Consulting Engineer
Glenn B. Woodruff · Consultant
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel Corporation
In memory of The Courageous Members of Organized Labor who lost their lives in the hazardous fight against the elements during the construction of the Mackinac Bridge
Albert B. Abbott, Jack C. Baker, Robert Koppen, James R. LeSarge, Frank Pepper
This plaque is dedicated by the Michigan State AFL-CIO,
June, 28, 1958,
Local Union No. 4, I. M. F. W. AFL-CIO
Location. 45° 47.273′ N, 84° 43.932′ Touch for map. Marker is attached to a Mackinac Bridge pillar under Interstate 75. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinaw City MI 49701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan's First Jewish Settler (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Michilimackinac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Mighty Mac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graveyard of the Deep (approx. 0.2 miles away); Island-Hopping the Straits (approx. half a mile away); Historic Mackinaw City (approx. half a mile away); The Dixie Highway (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinaw City.
Also see . . .
1. Plaque Rededicated Honoring Workers. "On June 28, 1958, two 30 inch by 34 inch commemorative plaques were attached to Mackinac Bridge pillars south of the entrance to Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City as part of the formal dedication ceremonies of the Mackinac Bridge. One plaque honors the dignitaries responsible for financing and organizing this historic project and the other honors the five workers who lost their lives while constructing the Mackinac Bridge." (Submitted on August 5, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
2. MDOT-About the Bridge. (Submitted on August 11, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
3. Mackinac Bridge. History, facts, and fatalities. (Submitted on August 11, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
4. Mackinac Bridge Walk. Being a farm girl from Montana, I still think driving across Mackinac Bridge is a bit spooky. I have cousins that live in Michigan that take part in the Mackinac Bridge Walk every year. It takes about two hours to walk across. (Submitted on May 27, 2009, by Maria Krauth Minear of Hardin, Montana.)
1. About the Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world; the total length with approaches is 26,372 feet (5 miles). The height of the roadway at mid-span is approximately 200 feet above water level.
Source: Michigan DOT website
— Submitted August 10, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
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