More people took a trip over the Mackinac Bridge in 2015 than in 2014. That means more tourists are heading to the Upper Peninsula.
Bob Sweeney, secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, says traffic over the bridge was declining since its peak year in 1999.
"But in 2015, we had a major uptick," says Sweeney. "Our traffic increased 7.4 percent over the previous year."
Bridge traffic had hit its lowest point around 2008.
Sweeney says tourist trips account for about 80 percent of the bridge’s traffic.