Snyder sets brisk pace in Mackinac Bridge walk

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has led thousands of walkers and runners across the Mackinac Bridge for one of Michigan's most popular Labor Day traditions.

The annual Mackinac Bridge walk took place Monday morning across the five-mile long span. Snyder was among the walkers, crossing the span at a brisk 12-minute-per-mile pace.

Snyder tells The Associated Press it's great to lead participants in the annual crossing of the bridge linking Michigan's Lower and Upper peninsulas.

The Republican governor says he's hopeful Michigan's economy will keep improving between now and next year's walk.

The walk starts in St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula and ends in Mackinaw City.

Labor Day is the one time each year when pedestrians can use the bridge across the Straits of Mackinac where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge.

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