• Iron Worker Festival & Induction

    2017 Inductee Ceremony - Friday August 11th, 3 pm program at Walk of Iron site on N Huron Ave
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"We Build The World"

"A tribute commemorates and celebrates the legends and stories of Ironworkers and Mackinac Bridge"

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1st induction ceremony and monument dedication 1st phase

1st Phase of completed monument

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Ironworkers Walk of Fame Monument Area

Ironworkers Walk of Fame Monument

102 South Heron, Mackinaw City, MI

This figure was made from over 3000 ironworkers tools donated by ironworkers across the nation

"We don't go to the office, we build the office" Ironworkers International's moto. 

Brick

Engraved Union Block  around the monument

Your Local Union is invited to particiapte in the Union Block "Wall of Fame"

Be a part of history

The Union Blocks are showcased along the Planter Wall which features " George" Moran Ironworks scupture.

Mackinac Bridge In The Making

Ironworkers building the Mackinac Bridge

Connecting the Lower and Upper Peninsulas of Michigan.

It is the longest suspension bridge in North America

The building of the Mackinac Bridge began in May 1954 and opened to traffic November 1, 1957

 

Welcome

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.

Remembering J.C.

JCStilwel

J.C. Stilwell, 84, of Mackinaw City, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 2013 at Mackinac Straits Hospital following a short illness...Read more

Project Timeline

Ironworkers Walk of Fame streetscape construction and monument placement area is complete. The construction timeline is ahead of schedule.

  • Groundbreaking August 8, 2008
  • Project Site Plan Complete, Spring 2009
  • Streetscape Construction Complete September, 2009
  • Monument Placement, Phase One Inductee Pavers and Dedication Ceremony 3pm, August 13, 2010. Ceremony Open to the Public.

 

 

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