Small plane to fly close to Mackinac Bridge Wednesday

A small plane will fly near the Mackinac Bridge on Wednesday afternoon as a part of a routine safety inspection.

The Federal Highway Administration requires the Mackinac Bridge Authority to perform an underwater bridge inspection once every five years and the consultant wants to capture images of its workers.

The aerial filming is planned for 1 to 2 pm.

MBA Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney said, in a press release, that the photos will provide the diving consultants with unique images for future use.

The filming will last about an hour.