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Program will mark 80th anniversary of the fall of the Honeymoon Bridge

A program will mark the anniversary of the fall of the Honeymoon Bridge, brought down by the crush of ice in the gorge in January of 1938. The 1912 breakup of the ice bridge below Niagara Falls that caused the deaths of three people who were walking on the ice will also be discussed.

The Niagara Regional Programs Department of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host the free presentation starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, Niagara Falls.

People had been strolling on the ice bridge for weeks before Feb. 4, 1912, when it broke up. Many scrambled to safety, but Burrell Hecock of Cleveland and newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Stanton of Toronto were swept away.

Author Leda Miller, who is married to Hecock’s second cousin, will discuss her graphic novel series, “Hecock,” which takes an imaginative look at the final hours of Hecock's life. A display of the ice bridge will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Niagara Falls State Park.

For information and registration, call 282-5154.

In 1912, Niagara Falls ice bridge cracks, and three are swept to their deaths




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