Photo by Don Wilson; courtesy of POWER Engineers Electrical union workers installed anchorages on both sides of the falls to stretch and secure a 2 in.-dia. wire cable. Photo by Steve Behal, courtesy of POWER Engineers High-wire stuntman Nik Wallenda successfully completed the 1,800-ft walk across Niagara Gorge on June 15. Related Links: Engineering News-Record Famed stuntman Nik Wallenda, who last month became the first person allowed to cross directly over Niagara Falls, did so on a 2-in.-dia. cable that was stretched 1,800 ft across the U.S.-Canada border waterfalls by a team of engineers, contractors and members of an electrical
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