WATCH: TV6′s Barbara Bellinger at 2023 Mackinac Bridge Walk

A crowd of 35,000 people walked the Mighty Mac on Labor Day. Check out its exiting start.
Published: Sep. 6, 2023 at 1:29 PM EDT
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ST. IGNACE, Mich. (WLUC) - The 65th Mackinac Bridge Walk began with pleasant weather conditions Monday morning, and walkers were led across the five-mile bridge by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

TV6′s Barbara Bellinger was live from St. Ignace and spoke with Lt. Mark Giannunzio of the Michigan State Police about safety protocols taken in preparation for the walk.

TV6's Barbara Bellinger speaks with Lt. Mark Giannunzio of the Michigan State Police.

The Bridge Walk drew walkers from all over the state, who came for a variety of reasons. Barbara Bellinger spoke with two of the event’s participants to see what the walk across the Mighty Mac meant to them.

TV6's Barbara Bellinger spoke with participants gearing up for the walk.

The Mackinac Bridge closed for walkers at 6:30 a.m. and promptly reopened to traffic at noon. According to the Bridge Authority, nearly 35,000 people attended the walk.