History quiz

QUESTION: What was the original fare to cross the Mackinac Bridge when it opened in 1957?

a. $0.50

b. $1.25

c. $2.00

d. $3.75

Answer: D. The fare was $3.75. The reason for the seemingly high fare was that was the cost of a ferry ticket to get across the straights of Mackinac was also $3.75. So, drivers could either pay $3.75 to ferry across (which took a while) or pay the same price and drive across in just a few minutes.


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