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No Wallenda watching from Rainbow Bridge

6/12/2012

Thinking about staking out a spot on the Rainbow Bridge to watch Nik Wallenda walk over Niagara Falls Friday?  Forget about it.

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission says you can walk or drive over the bridge, but you can't park yourself & use it as an observation platform.  Lots of border agents will be on hand to keep things moving.

Though you can technically go as far as the mid-way point on the Rainbow Bridge without a passport, the night of the Wallenda walk, everyone stepping off the bridge will be checked by immigration.  Niagara Regional Police will be lending a hand at the border too.

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission is recommending anyone crossing the river Friday to do it early.  The Rainbow Bridge will have 18 car-inspection lanes open into the US, 15 into Canada.  Nik Wallenda will inch his way from the US to Canada across a wire stretched above Niagara Falls starting at about 10:20pm Friday.

Hours at the NEXUS-only Whirlpool Bridge are being extended too.  The Whirlpool will stay open until 2am Saturday.

RELATED: Nik Wallenda event plan revealed

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