Stretching from Michigan's Lower Peninsula to the Upper Peninsula, the Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. And you could own a piece of it!

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The Michigan Department of Transportation suggests the vintage steel grating that's hitting the auction block would make a great gift for mom this Mother's Day.

Now, what mom would do with the two ton sections... well, that's up to her.

The pieces are about 5 and a half feet by 38 feet and 5 inches deep. Five of them are up for grabs.

Bidding on the steel parts is open now here through March 17, 2024. Bids for some pieces are already  over $600.

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Some things to know: You're gonna need some way to haul your vintage piece of the bridge and probably some help!

Also keep in mind that buyers do have to sign a "Hold Harmless agreement" because of lead paint and the structural condition of the grating:

So what would YOU do with grating from the Mackinac Bridge? Maybe like this guy, you could make knives out of it?

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Now if you'd like to own a piece of the bridge, but maybe not so huge, a few years back  The Mackinac Bridge Authority shared there were some smaller pieces of grate for sale at the administration office.

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