Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Bridge


                                                                                    Photo by Lars Lentz
Image: The Mackinac Bridge
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons through Creative Commons licence (here)

THE 55th ANNUAL MACKINAC BRIDGE WALK was held on Sept 03, 2012
It has been an annual event on every Labor Day since 1958

A Michigan pride
Spanning Straits of Mackinac
The Mackinac Bridge

A suspension bridge
Connects  two peninsulas
The World’s third longest

Distance of five miles
Labour Day Annual event
Mackinac Bridge Walk

Written for Jenn’s Sensational Haiku Wednesday 173 with prompt –bridge-

20 comments:

  1. is there any significance to the bridge walk? you have me wondering...bridges are pretty cool though...sounds like a rather long one...the one to the keys is brutally long...pretty good distance for a walk...

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    1. It being an annual event for Labor Day celebrations apparently. From google images (under copyright)of the MDOT (Mackinac Department of Transport)it appeared to be a leisurely walk ie not a competition of any kind. Any kind soul from the Great Lakes area can help us here. I would like to know myself too! Thanks Brian!

      Hank

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  2. Wow looks like one very long bridge
    Would be interesting to walk across it
    Must have some point from going to ridge to ridge
    Either way the daily exercise is surely hit

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    1. The bridge seems a logical thing
      The 2 peninsulas it did connect
      If on it one does a bit of running
      It's quite a distance for impact

      Hank


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  3. Looking at the picture, for a moment I thought it was Penang. There's a lot of information you shared here Hank and I enjoyed it. And you got to me before I got to you :) Thank you Hank.

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    1. Thanks Ma'am! Wonderful to have you with us again. Just curious! You've changed your handle. And Fazliza sounds sweet! I found out you're back when I visited Brian's!

      Hank

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  4. nice lines on that lovely bridge...sounds like you are proud of it too!

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    1. Oh yes! It's awesome. Was at NY's Brooklyn and Frisco's Golden Gate once before. Suddenly man appears so small!

      Hank

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  5. Now that's a big bridge. Nice one.

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    1. Thanks Anthony! 5 miles across water is quite a journey. It's big!

      Hank

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  6. oh i love bridges - maybe cause they speak of connecting...this one is very cool..

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    1. Just imagine! A 5 mile gap connected and 2 big peninsulas became one!

      Hank

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  7. I love bridges - especially awesome long ones or high ones - my favorites are those that climbing very steeply upward and you can see through the steel grating down to the water! Never been on the Mackinac but it looks like an awesome bridge, especially if it's five miles long!

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    1. Yes, its awesome and picturesque too!

      Hank

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  8. Bridges are a great source of connection !!!

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    1. Yes it is! Scattered communities become one!

      Hank

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  9. A most impressive bridge, enjoyed the post.

    Yvonne.

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  10. lovely haiku set... beautiful bridge :)

    i'm hopping by from SHW...

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  11. Just looking at the bridge in a picture gives me chills thinking of walking over it!

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