Back in 1969 officials decided to run Niagara Falls dry in order to study the effects of erosion by the waters. It looks like nearly 50 years later that will happen all over again, but for a different reason. Niagara Falls is looking to rehab or replacing the bridges that connect Niagara Falls, Green Island and Goat Island.

Apparently, New York State parks officials have put together a proposal with three options.

According to WIVB:

If the bridges are replaced, the Niagara River will be temporarily dewatered to expose the rock between the American and Bridal Veil Falls. The entire river flow would be directed to Horseshoe Falls.

Temporary bridges have been in place since 2004. Officials are looking for public input and a board meeting is set for Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.