Wire splicing for the Mackinac Bridge (1 of 2)

The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons.  Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil., Electronic reproduction of text.  The Mackinac Bridge 1954 - 1958. Mackinac Bridge Authority
Abstract/Description: The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
Subject(s): Bridges--Design and construction
St. Ignace (Mich.)
Mackinaw City (Mich.)
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.)
Date Created: 1956 (approximate)