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Police alerted to illegal Mackinac Bridge climber after he posted photos on social media

MACKINAW CITY, MI – Someone climbed the Mackinac Bridge, snapped photos and then posted them to social media last month. Now, he could face felony charges.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is calling the stunt “inexcusably reckless.”

This person risked his own life and put people crossing the bridge in danger, said MBA executive secretary Kim Nowack. If a rescue had been needed, the lives of emergency personnel and bridge staff would have been also been at risk.

A bridge alarm was activated one morning in early November, but staff couldn’t determine what triggered it, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Several hours later, another alarm went off and a person was seen leaving the bridge. Local police were called to investigate but couldn’t find the individual.

Bridge authority staff later became aware of photos taken from atop one of the bridge towers that were posted

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