2012-08-30 / Lifestyles

MDOT seeking ‘walk’ stories for Facebook

LANSING – What’s your story? The Michigan Department of Transportation is collecting memories from the public about the annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. One person sharing their memories on MDOT’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT) will be chosen at random to receive an oncein a-lifetime tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge.

Now through Sept. 10, those interested can post memories of walking the bridge in years past, including photos and videos, on the MDOT Facebook page. MDOT is also encouraging anyone walking the bridge this year to share their experience and make this year’s bridge walk a unique live social media event. Participants can share stories, photos or videos.

“The Mackinac Bridge Walk is a Pure Michigan tradition unlike any other,” said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. “It’s the one time of year that pedestrians are allowed on the iconic bridge that links our two great peninsulas. We encourage anyone who’s never walked the bridge to make the trip this year.”

A free gift pack of Pure Michigan merchandise donated by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., including hats and t-shirts, will be awarded to the person who travels the farthest to walk the bridge and posts their memory to the MDOT Facebook page. One entry chosen at random by computer will receive a tour for two to the top of the bridge, courtesy of the Mackinac Bridge Authority. MDOT employees and their families are not eligible for either prize, but are encouraged to share their photos, memories and videos on Facebook.

For more details on the Mackinac Bridge Walk social media promotion, go to the MDOT Facebook page.

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