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Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram loves our Big Mac! No, we’re not talking about the fast-food burger joint, we’re talking about the Mackinac Bridge! Learn all about the length of the bridge, as well as a variety of other fun facts. We hope to be your resource for all things Cheboygan!
Just how long is the Mackinac Bridge? It’s an impressive 26,372 feet long and is an engineering masterpiece designed to accommodate our crazy weather in the Cheboygan Michigan area. Did you know that the bridge is designed to sway as much as 35 feet during high winds safely? Learn more fun facts from Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Onaway!
There is a lot of discussion about how to pronounce the word correctly. Regardless of how it looks, the last syllable is “awe,” not “ack.” If you MUST say “ack,” call the bridge “Big Mac.” Phonetically, it sounds like Mackinaw. So, what’s with all the controversy? It could have to do with French or British pronunciations. The French pronounced it “awe,” but for some reason, spelled it “ac.” The British thought they heard it pronounced as “aw,” so they incorrectly spelled it that way. Regardless of the spelling, though, it’s pronounced with an “awe” at the end.
Wondering how to get to Mackinac Island and where it’s located? Let’s answer the question the traditional Michigan way. Hold up your left hand with your palm facing out, finger up, and thumb sticking out a bit. That’s a quick and easy map of the State of Michigan, which looks a little like a wintertime mitten. Next, look at the top of your middle finger, and that’s where Mackinac Island is. It’s in the water between Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas, and going over the Mackinac Bridge is how you get there.
Mackinac is a charming island that is close to everything yet far enough away that it feels like a mini-vacation. You might even feel like you’re stepping back in time. Enjoy the sound of the horse-drawn carriages and neighbors greeting each other by name. The island prohibits motor vehicles, so you can’t drive all the way to Mackinac Island. Once you cross the bridge, you’ll have to proceed by bike, ferry, or airplane, but that’s a big part of the fun. It will make you slow down and enjoy the journey for a change.
Getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle is exciting, but it can be easy to forget that a regular maintenance schedule is crucial to keeping your car in its best shape. At Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’re committed to keeping vehicles running smoothly. We proudly serve Northern Michigan, from Cheboygan to Indian River,…
Ready to get behind a different set of wheels, but not sure if you want a pre-owned or brand-new vehicle? Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram offers both, and we’ll gladly help find the best car for you. We proudly serve all of Northern Michigan, from Cheboygan to Indian River, and have an extensive inventory of…
If you’re looking for a vehicle to take you on your summer adventures, a Jeep from Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will help get you going on your next road trip or backcountry expedition. Located on North Straits Highway, we proudly serve all of Northern Michigan, from Cheboygan to Indian River. Drop by and allow…