If indications are anything to go by then popular United States tourist attraction, Niagara Falls could be shut to allow for bridge repairs.
Popular US tourist attraction may be shut to allow for bridge repairs
New York State parks system is proposing to temporarily "shut off" Niagara Falls within three years to allow for the replacement of 2 115-year-old stone arch bridges.
According to Sky News, New York State parks system is proposing to temporarily "shut off" Niagara Falls within three years to allow for the replacement of 2 115-year-old stone arch bridges.
To carry out said repairs, the falls would be "dewatered" by diverting the upper Niagara River to the Horseshoe Falls in Canada while the work is carried out.
The bridges to be repaired were built between 1900 and 1901 and they provide pedestrians with access to Goat Island.
They are however deteriorating and temporary truss bridges were installed in 2004 over safety concerns.
If the plan is approved, it would be the second time the US side of the falls has been shut down.
According to the parks system, the project will take two years to complete the final design with funding in place, along with permits and approvals, with construction taking approximately 24 months.
There is however no funding currently according to a park's spokesman.
Niagara Falls attracts around 12 million visitors every year.
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