Driving the Mighty Mac. Tip 'o the hat and a great big thank you goes out to Lawrence Rubin, who passed away this week at the age of 97. Rubin was fundamental in planning and securing funding for the bridge starting in 1950, and then went on to run it for 34 years as executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority. He built two homes that overlook the Mac, and in his spare time wrote two books about it as well. See some fascinating 50s era pictures from the construction of the bridge here.
Cleaning out the stuff I saved over the week: