Even on a hazy, gray, misty day the Mackinac Bridge looks spetacular. The bridge opened to the traffic shortly before Doreen's first birthday. 41 years later (1998) the bridge celebrated its 100 millionth crossing from one peninsula to the other. This amazing bridge is over 5 miles long and used 42 miles of wire in the main cables. Over 70,000 people walk the span of this bridge on Labor Day each year. Suzie did it in '92 with her four children when they were between the ages of 5 and 9.