If the New York state officials have it their way, the American side of Niagara Falls will be temporarily rerouted for the maintenance of the park and replacement of pedestrian bridges for a period of six months.
“The temporary bridges need to be replaced because they are not consistent with the character of the park, provide an aesthetically unappealing experience for park visitors, restrict views of the rapids, and are narrower than the concrete arch bridges built in 1900 to 1901,” the Parks Department wrote in an assessment.
The Falls will be reduced down to a trickle, so if you’ve been planning to visit this majestic body of water, do it soon!
This won’t be the first time that Niagara Falls change course. In 1969, the US Army rerouted 60,000 gallons of water per second to the Horseshoe Falls for a period of five months to conduct a soil erosion study.