In 2010, the United
States Postal Service honored Michigan' Mackinac Bridge as the subject
of its 2010 Priority Mail stamp, which went on sale February 3, 2010. The
five mile long Mackinac Bridge runs between Mackinaw City & St. Ignace
and unites Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP) & Lower Peninsula.
The new postage stamp
devoted to the Mackinac Bridge cost $4.90.
Artist Dan Cosgrove
used several panoramic photographs of the Mackinac Bridge to create the
stamp artwork, which features seagulls flying around the two towers and
a large ship passing underneath. This is one of several designs that the
artist has produced for the US Postal Service.
This iwas the second
US postage stamp devoted to the Mackinac Bridge. The first was a 3 cent
stamp which was issued on June 25, 1958 to coincide with the 1958 celebration
of the November 1957 opening of the 5 mile long link between Michigan's
two peninsulas. 107,195,200 copies of that first stamp were issued.