Wallenda walk traffic stresses bridges over the Niagara
LEWISTON, NY, June, 12, 2012 – The Rainbow Bridge, the closest international crossing to Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across the Niagara River Gorge Friday, will be open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as usual, but cannot be used as a viewing platform.
Pedestrians will not be able to use the bridge, one of three operated by the bi-national Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, as an observation deck. Increased security will move foot and motorized traffic across the bridge at their usual paces.
The commission is warning of heavy traffic and an exceptionally large turnout of people for the historic event Friday evening. Even though the actual tightrope walk is not until 10:20 p.m., people should cross well in advance to avoid backups. (more…)