First cables for the Mackinac Bridge (2 of 3)

The first cables are heading across the straits.  The cable unrolls from the reels as the tug pushes the barge across.  These catwalk support cables will be pulled out of the water and hoisted to the top of the towers where they will be adjusted to the proper dip.  Five cables per catwalk. one catwalk on each side.  Once installed these catwalks made this look like a suspension bridge., Electronic reproduction of text.  The Mackinac Bridge 1954 - 1958. Mackinac Bridge Authority
Abstract/Description: The first cables are heading across the straits. The cable unrolls from the reels as the tug pushes the barge across. These catwalk support cables will be pulled out of the water and hoisted to the top of the towers where they will be adjusted to the proper dip. Five cables per catwalk. one catwalk on each side. Once installed these catwalks made this look like a suspension bridge.
Subject(s): Bridges--Design and construction
St. Ignace (Mich.)
Mackinaw City (Mich.)
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.)
Date Created: 1956 (approximate)