Cover title: Falls View Bridges, history and collapse ...
|Statement||by James C. Morden; Collapse of Falls View Bridge and ice jam of 1938, by W. Bruce Leslie.|
|Contributions||Leslie, W. Bruce|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||24 p. illus.|
|Number of Pages||24|
On Janu an ice jam, exerting enormous pressure on the abutments of the Falls View Bridge, caused it to collapse onto the ice bridge below. American Falls can be seen in background. The back reads: Ready to go: Photo taken about 3 pm on Tues Ap showing last remaining section of the fallen Falls View Bridge on its ice floe. The success of the Whirlpool Bridge created the demand for a similar bridge to be built 2 miles upriver near the Niagara Falls. During the winter of a rope was carried across the river over the ice bridge at the site of the proposed new bridge. The ice sheet was swinging wildly. On this ice sheet, the Stanton’s and Hecock paced back and forth. Hecock and Eldridge were seen talking while Clara stood holding her husband’s hand. As they passed beneath the first of three bridges spanning the Niagara Gorge, the ice sheet seemed to edge towards the American shore. Reading Time: 2 minutes - As the current temperatures in Niagara Falls reach extreme cold, it was during similar conditions, 80 years ago, when the great Niagara Falls Bridge Collapse occurred. Known as the Honeymoon Bridge (or Falls View Bridge), this structure started to encounter some major trouble when huge chunks of ice began to accumulate underneath the bridge on January 23rd,
Ice Bridge, Niagara Falls, , published by the S.H. Knox & Co, printed in Germany. Courtesy of the Baldwin Room of the Toronto Public Library Digital Archives. It was a nice postcard, but it didn't look real - more like a ski chalet environment, especially with all those people around. Was the image date accurate, or merely the printing date? Mounds of ice piled up high enough to almost reach the top of the falls. Great was the geological wonder of the ice bridge and the three falls that form Niagara Falls in New York. The dramatic twenty-four hour conflict of ice against steel reaches the climax just after 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when the Falls View International Bridg. A visit to Niagara Falls during the height of winter is an incredible experience. Not only can you see the falls resemble an icy winter wonderland that appears to be frozen in time, but if the circumstances (and temperatures) are right, you can also experience one of the Niagara’s most spectacular winter wonders — its famous ice bridges.. See also.
Niagara, great ice bridge & American Falls Summary Photograph shows people sightseeing on the ice bridge near the American Falls, Niagara Falls, New York. Contributor Names Stacy, George, publisher Book/Printed Material Niagara falls: their physical changes, and the geology and tropography of the surrounding country. NIAGARA FALLS BRIDGE COMMISSION ELECTS OFFICERS LEWISTON, NEW YORK - The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC), the bi-national entity that owns and operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool Rapids and Lewiston-Queenston Bridges between Canada and the United States, elected its slate of officers during the Commission’s Annual General Meeting.. Michael J. Goodale of the . The Niagara Falls Public Library, Main St., also will host a program on "the Ice Bridges of Niagara" from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. Before and . The ice had caused irreparable damage to the bridge and it was now only a matter of time before it would collapse. Crowds of people came to the Falls and lined the river banks in a death watch for the bridge. Finally, at p.m. on January 27th , the Falls View Bridge collapsed into the Niagara Gorge and onto the ice bridge below.