Pieces of original Mackinac Bridge grating up for auction

A section of the grating from the Mackinac Bridge's original bridge deck is being sold at auction by the Mackinac Bridge Authority. The section is being sold in seven identical pieces. (Photo Courtesy: Mackinac Bridge Authority)

ST. IGNACE, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Many of us cross The Mighty Mac every day but did you ever think you could own a piece of the iconic bridge for yourself? Well, now is your chance!

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is auctioning off a section of the original steel grating from the bridge's deck.

Seven individual, identical pieces of the grating are being sold.

The MBA said each piece is approximately 5 1/2 feet wide, 38 feet long and 5 inches deep.

Each piece weighs about two tons.

Even though most of the original lead-based paint is gone, buyers will have to sign a "Hold Harmless Agreement."

Bids started at $160.

The auction is being held online by GovDeals and ends April 19.


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