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    Dufferin Islands pedestrian bridge to be repaired

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Access to the centre island pedestrian bridge at Dufferin Islands, from Burning Springs Hill, will be closed for two weeks for repairs.

    The maintenance work is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

    Wood joists and supports will be replaced, as well as portions of the railings and deck boards before levelling the approaches to the pedestrian bridge.

    Luna and Three Sisters islands at Falls to see improvements

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Some of the most popular locations at the Niagara Falls State Park will be closed to the public for a while as workers began nearly $3.2 million in renovations.

    State officials and local politicians gathered at a park press conference Tuesday to announce what were called “much needed renovations” at Luna Island and Three Sisters Island. The islands will be receiving new pedestrian walkways, overlook improvements, enhanced landscaping, new benches, light posts and railings, among other improvements.

    Focusing on fixing Falls State Park

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    From the Buffalo News:

    After years of neglect, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations has the full attention of New York State.

    That means $25 million in much-needed improvements to Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest in the nation. It also signals, officials said, a return to the principles of Frederick Law Olmsted — who designed the park — and a pledge to never let it become neglected again.

    The new railings, repaved paths, restored plantings and repaired bridges come one year after the park was criticized by a New York Times travel writer and a nonprofit agency for its lack of maintenance and worn-out appearance.

    “Niagara Falls can’t look shabby,” State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said Tuesday at a news conference in the park. “It’s the most visible park in our state system, it’s the most popular, and we needed to address this issue.”

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