Ironworkers Walk of Fame

The Village of Mackinaw City, MI welcomes you to participate in the Ironworkers Walk of Fame project. This extraordinary tribute commemorates and celebrates the legends and stories of Ironworkers and Mackinac Bridgemen from North America. Specially designed and engraved bricks are imbedded in the sidewalks adjacent to a monument area on North Huron Avenue.

The first phase of the monument, designed and crafted by renowned iron sculptor Thomas Moran was unveiled at the 1st Annual Ironworkers Walk of Fame inductee event. The monument has four components. A 25ft globe represents the “We Build the World” creed of the Ironworker profession. The spokes of the globe are made of I beams. The Ironworker characters, 2 men and 1 woman, are 7ft tall and constructed out of ironworker tools and components.

The monument is being built in stages. The 1st stage, unveiled in August of 2010, is that of an ironworker throwing a rivet. This figure was made out of over 3000 ironworker tools donated by ironworkers from across the USA and Canada. Over 160 Ironworkers were inducted into the Ironworkers Walk of Fame on August 13, 2010.

N. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 

Original Mackinaw Bridge Museum

Located above MaMa Mia’s Restaurant, the Mackinaw Bridge Museum was created by the restaurant’s owner, J. C. Stilwell, who was one of the Ironworkers who built the Mighty Mac – The Mackinac Bridge. The museum began when JC purchased a spinning wheel (used to build the massive Mackinac Bridge cables on the spot) and a copy of a movie about the building of the bridge. Ironworkers from around the country began donating items to the museum, including a diving suit, documents, photographs, and many tools and parts used during the construction of the Mackinac Bridge.

231 E. Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701