I have driven over the Mackinac Bridge many times and I got to wondering about how it got its colors.
When the bridge was being constructed and ad agency was working with Chrysler who was supplying engines and equipment used to build the bridge. The agency featured the bridge in an advertisement. According to the St. Ignace News. At the time, colors hadn’t been selected for the bridge, so the company chose ivory for the towers and foliage green for the trusses under the roadway.
The Bridge Authority members and engineers saw the advertisement and liked it, so they used the color scheme on the completed bridge. And it has been the same color ever since.
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