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Old 01-07-2019, 04:03 PM
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When the bridge is closed, on the south side, there's like one gas station and one candy shop open. Not even the restrooms in that building on the left there are open...
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by savedbygrace6868 View Post

And that’s why I love South Louisiana. The worst thing we have to watch for is pelicans aiming for our windshields.
wife and I drove to the Florida keys over Christmas. We discussed what a pelican would do to a windshield No thanks
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by crabbinmike View Post

wife and I drove to the Florida keys over Christmas. We discussed what a pelican would do to a windshield No thanks
Probably about the same as a turkey. My son took one of those square in the middle of his Super Duty windshield a few years back
The turkey did not survive. Neither did the windshield.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:11 PM
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Some 30 years ago a lady driving across Big Mac went over the rail. In a Yugo. Sadly died, they recovered her in her car from the Straits. That was some brave divers to recover her.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:04 AM
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s rebels I'd say thanks for posting, but after viewing that I had to kick the thermostat up.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:17 AM
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I crossed this bridge a few time Id rather be fishing under it.

S ebels are you affiliated with the ebels general store in Falmouth MI? If so you guys got the best smoked hocks on the planet
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:11 PM
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Looks nicer tonight but high wind warnings are up again.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:31 PM
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Like a lot of things, that's not for pussies.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Chednhy View Post
I crossed this bridge a few time Id rather be fishing under it.

S ebels are you affiliated with the ebels general store in Falmouth MI? If so you guys got the best smoked hocks on the planet
Yes that's my tribe. I'm the most ancient of the brothers. lol

Thanks for the compliment! Brother Mark has the meat end of things DOWN.
Have you tried our bacon? It takes Best in Show about every time we enter it.
I lived directly behind the store my entire life and I am here to tell you when the smoke is going on
a few tons of bacon or hams in the big ovens it'll just about make a grown man weep.
Good old natural hickory smoke. Not some flavor additive.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:51 PM
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I grew up in West Michigan. I brother lives up north and has a business up by the bridge. His house is on The Inland Waterway/Chain of Lakes.

We love it up there. My wife organized a big corporate retreat on Mackinaw Island years ago. The all stayed at a big, old mansion overlooking the bridge. Beautiful country and views.

I have only crossed the bridge once in foul weather. We were doing a delivery, in a big straight-truck from Grand Rapids MI to Green Bay WI the day after Thanksgiving in '83 or '84. We lapped south of the lake to Green Bay and went through the UP on the way back. We were chased out of Wisconsin by a major snow event. (I think it was one of the epic snow bowl games that the Green Bay Packers hosted. We stayed in a hotel near the Packer Stadium parking lot the night before the blizzard)

It was snowing heavily by the time we got to the bridge on the way back. Visibility was a challenge, but no serious winds and ice like OP is describing. That would be some white knuckle crossing in a big straight-truck. The frosty bridge photos and wind reports gives me chills on a few levels.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:48 AM
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S ebels. Yes bacon is amazing. I’ve never had anything I didn’t like. Smoked chops , weew. Always a great price value. But the best of all the sandwich ham spread. Oh my the best. Keep up the good work. Good friend have a hunting cabin in evart, We always make the trip to Falmouth when we’re in the area
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:54 PM
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DAMN!

I drive the skyway almost every day when I'm in Florida, I drove it a few weeks ago when a NE Squall came through that measured 73 mph guests, the closed it to tall vehicals, and it was closed completely by the time I got to St Pete. That was HARRRY, even in a low car.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:27 PM
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If the weather was really bad you wouldn't need that bridge, besides, the surface of the roadway looks pretty clear.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:56 PM
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Here’s the thing with wind on the Mighty Mac.
The two center lanes are open steel grating. Not solid asphalt or concrete paving. You can look out the drivers side window while going across and see the water 200’ below.
It was built that way to avoid the same catastrophe that happened to an earlie suspension bridge out west where the wind caused total failure of the structure.
Wind can pass from underneath the bridge up through the grating to eliminate oscillation of the road bed.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:43 PM
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I went across and back last August in my Class C motorhome. Going over wasn't too bad. Coming back , it was overcast with some breeze. I felt my 'nads clinch up more then a few times!

Gorgeous country in the UP though!
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
Yes that's my tribe. I'm the most ancient of the brothers. lol

Thanks for the compliment! Brother Mark has the meat end of things DOWN.
Have you tried our bacon? It takes Best in Show about every time we enter it.
I lived directly behind the store my entire life and I am here to tell you when the smoke is going on
a few tons of bacon or hams in the big ovens it'll just about make a grown man weep.
Good old natural hickory smoke. Not some flavor additive.
Well, why not put together a group buy of an Ebels Smoked Sampling? I'm in.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:08 AM
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Was in the store for the first time this past summer. On My way home from Frankfort took a detour on the recommendation of a charter client. Scored some steaks and a couple of bones for the dog.

Will try the bacon next time.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by InTheNet View Post
Was in the store for the first time this past summer. On My way home from Frankfort took a detour on the recommendation of a charter client. Scored some steaks and a couple of bones for the dog.

Will try the bacon next time.
Steve at MiHi charters?
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SRQMynatt View Post
DAMN!

I drive the skyway almost every day when I'm in Florida, I drove it a few weeks ago when a NE Squall came through that measured 73 mph guests, the closed it to tall vehicals, and it was closed completely by the time I got to St Pete. That was HARRRY, even in a low car.
What year was it that it got nailed by that freighter and one side went down?
I remember driving across after that happened, maybe on the new bridge or did they have just one side open to two way traffic?
Going along and all of a sudden the adjacent lane just disappeared.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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We’ve run under the Mac bridge twice.....in early August! It’s an amazing cruising ground in the summer. You couldn’t pay me enough money to be there now.
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