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      40,000 expected walkers for annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

      The end of summer is usually symbolized when Labor Day rolls around which means the 57th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk is right around the corner.

      The end of summer is usually symbolized when Labor Day rolls around which means the 57th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk is right around the corner.

      According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, more than 40,000 walkers are expected to participate in the Labor Day bridge walk.

      Governor Rick Snyder will lead the walk starting at 7 a.m. Walkers can start the walk up until 11 a.m. Buses for $5 will be available to walkers to bring them from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace.

      MDOT says that the Michigan State Police will be checking all bags, purses and backpacks to insure safety.

      "Submitting your bag for a quick search or leaving it in your vehicle will help ensure the walk is safe and enjoyable for all participants," says MBA Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney.

      During the bridge walk, share your experiences on social media! One person who shares their experience will be chosen to receive a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the top of the Mackinac Bridge.

      These memories can be posted on MDOT's Facebook page or on Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #MightyMacWalk14.

      For contest details, visit the MDOT website.

      For details on the bridge walk visit the Mackinac Bride Authority (MBA) website at www.mackinacbridge.org.