Extreme Cold Freezes Parts Of Niagara Falls

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(NEWSER) – Plan on visiting the US side of Niagara Falls? Better plan ahead, if you want to see actual falls—because New York state officials want to stop the water from flowing, Discovery reports. They plan to direct water away from Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls, two of three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls, while a pair of aging bridges are demolished and replaced.

Water would be diverted away from the two falls for six to nine months while the two-year construction job is completed, the Buffalo News reports. Projected cost: about $21 million to $37 million. The stone arch bridges, built in Niagara Falls State Park 115 years ago, were shut down in 2004 for being unsafe; now authorities say they're unattractive and can never be restored.

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