Mighty Mac: The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge

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With a total span length of 8,344 feet from anchor block to anchor block, the Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world. It surpasses the Golden Gate Bridge, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Humber Bridge in England, even with their longer center spans.

Every phase of construction of the Mackinac Bridge was photographed. The pictures in this book, selected from 3,000 black-and-white photos, document important stages of the monumental undertaking. ...

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Overview

With a total span length of 8,344 feet from anchor block to anchor block, the Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world. It surpasses the Golden Gate Bridge, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Humber Bridge in England, even with their longer center spans.

Every phase of construction of the Mackinac Bridge was photographed. The pictures in this book, selected from 3,000 black-and-white photos, document important stages of the monumental undertaking. Captions detail the procedures used during construction. The result is a volume which captures the struggles and the hardships, as well as the determination and the pride of the men who labored to build Mighty Mac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814318171
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1986
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 790,721
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence A. Rubin served as Executive Secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority from its creation in 1950 until his retirement in 1983 and was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the bridge. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Rubin makes his home in St. Ignace, Michigan.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2006

    the most comprehensive book of the big mac

    lawrence rubin masterfully manages to bring the reader up close and intimate with the trials, tribulations, and eventual success with building one of the great bridges in america. in we could see only in black and white, the reader would genuinely feel as if they were standing on the top of the steel towers, over 500 feet above the swirling icy waters of the straits of mackinaw with gale force winds blowing about. rubin brings life the struggles the bridge workers who braved the life threatening conditions of the straits to construct the mackinac bridge. for the price of $100 million dollars was a magnificent bridge constructed in the wilds of upper michigan. lawrence rubin's book should be considered the photographic bible of the mackinac bridge's construction.

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