WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. $200M deck replacement planned for Mackinac BridgeMARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Plans are in the works for a $200 million deck replacement for the Mackinac Bridge that's scheduled to start in 2018. Robert Sweeny is executive secretary for the Mackinac Bridge Authority. WLUC-TV reports that he gave an update Monday on the bridge that connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas at a meeting of the Economic Club of Marquette County. Projects for the five-mile-long bridge are funded through toll revenue. Sweeny says he hopes that funding will increase as more tourists visit the Upper Peninsula.