Wired gets into the technical details regarding the recent announcement that the Bridal Falls side of Niagara Falls will be dewatered. The article explores the history of the last time the Falls was dewatered in 1969 and how it drew thousands of tourists. While it was turned off for ecological reasons in 1969 this time the water will be stopped to build new bridges to Goat Island between the Bridal and American Falls. The bridges were built over 100 years ago and cannot be saved in their current condition.
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