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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.
Thinking about getting behind the wheel of a new Jeep? Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Cheboygan offers an extensive inventory of new vehicles. Though we offer a plethora of new and pre-owned options in the Dodge, Chrysler and Ram family, a popular pick you may want to consider is the new 2021 Jeep Renegade….
The Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team wants to know: Where will you be taking your vehicle to watch a sunset this summer? As much as we all love Cheboygan, there are other places we’d suggest for watching the sun go down. As most Michiganders know, the U.P. sits far north and is in the…
Every vehicle should have its tires rotated regularly to prevent uneven wear. At Fernelius Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Cheboygan, our team is always ready to service your car and rotate your tires if needed. But you may be asking yourself, how do you know when your tires need to be rotated? Whether you’re behind…