There was "wind coming from every which way," mist so powerful it clouded his vision and an unfamiliar wire beneath him, but daredevil Nik Wallenda didn't let that stop him from becoming the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- When Nik Wallenda sets out for his tightrope walk over Niagara Falls today ay, he'll be adding another chapter to his family's storied daredevil history which dates back more than two centuries.
The state park and all of Niagara Falls on both sides of the border will be open today, but traffic will be heavy. Terrapin Point will close at 5 and re-open for wristbands only. Ramps and bridges will be open. Shuttles will run from the Power Authority in Lewiston, and various spots in Ontario.
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Interviews about Wallenda and the preparations for his walk over The Horseshow Falls. Everything from politicians promoting the event to a helicopter pilot on conditions in the gorge, and a wildlife biologist raising the idea of agressive bird attacks while he is on the wire.