Thousands join Labor Day walk on Mackinac Bridge

Photo courtesy of Governor Gretchen Whitmer\'s office

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — More than 20,000 people participated Monday in the Labor Day walk on the Mackinac Bridge, an annual event that was canceled last year because of COVID-19.

Officials say attendance was down compared to past years but there still were "thousands of very happy faces" on the bridge between the Lower and Upper peninsulas.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer led the pack.

People had many options: They could walk the entire bridge, walk to the middle and return to St. Ignace or Mackinac City or make a 10-mile round trip.

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