Historical Society Explores the History of the Mackinac Bridge on February 22nd

The Mackinac Bridge is one of Michigan’s most recognizable structures. Completed in 1957, the “Mighty Mac” paved the way for tourism and economic development between the Upper and Lower peninsulas. The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society invites you to learn more about this engineering marvel at their next Harbor History Talk. Join them on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm to welcome presenter Kim Nowack, Chief Engineer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority.

Nowack’s presentation, “Mackinac Bridge, Then and Now” will cover the history of transportation in the Straits area and the building of the Mackinac Bridge.  She will also talk about maintenance on the bridge and bridge-related current events. Nowack received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1985. In 1989, she moved to the MDOT Project Office in St. Ignace where she stayed until 1997 serving in several capacities including project design and construction. In April of 2002, Kim accepted the position of Chief Engineer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority. She is the first woman to hold this position in the Bridge Authority’s 60-year history.

Nowack’s talk will begin at 5:30 pm on the second floor of the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main Street, and refreshments will be provided. Admission to the talk is $5 for adults and free for current Historical Society members. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771 or emailing