The Mechanic Bridge was closed to all traffic on Thursday, March 24 due to inclement weather.

 The bridge was closed around 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

With the closure of the bridge, all traffic between the two peninsulas remained closed indefinitely.

There is no alternative to this bridge that connects the two peninsulas.

The bridge is over 26,000 feet long. There is no other bridge in this area.

The shortest route to the other side of Michigan is around Lake Michigan.

You can also use the Blue Water Bridge in Port Horon to travel internationally. But this is an unusual path.

The only way to get over it is to wait.

Flags will be flown on both sides of the bridge to inform drivers. Its closure was reported.

The bridge will be reopened as soon as the weather improves.