7&4's Nathan Edwards puts his best foot forward live at the Mackinac Bridge

Nathan Edwards is live at the 56th annual Mackinac Bridge walk

The 56th annual Mackinaw Bridge walk had thousands of people lining up this morning to start Labor Day off on the right foot.

7&4's Nathan Edwards was there all morning and spoke with several people getting ready to cross the bridge for the first, second, forty-third time. An estimated 40 thousand people came out to walk the 5 miles across the bridge to St. Ignace.

To give you an idea of how long it takes to make the trip, last year it took Governor Rick Snyder 1 hour and 3 minutes and he was at the front of the pack. For most people it may take a bit longer.

See the full video for Nathan's interview with the first person in line to kick off the bridge walk!