Bridal Veil Falls (Niagara Falls)

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For other places with the same name, see Bridal Veil Falls (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 43°05′00″N 79°04′15″W / 43.083456°N 79.070709°W / 43.083456; -79.070709

Bridal Veil Falls from below

The Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. It is located on the U.S. side (in New York State); Luna Island separates it from the American Falls and Goat Island separates it from the Horseshoe Falls. The Bridal Veil Falls faces to the northwest and has a crest 56 feet (17 m) wide.

American Falls (left) and Bridal Veil Falls at night

Luna Island being very small, the Bridal Veil is similar in appearance to the American Falls, starting with a vertical fall of 78 feet (24 m), followed by the water violently descending the talus boulders to the Maid of the Mist Pool 103 feet (31 m) below. The total vertical drop is 181 feet (55 m). The crest elevation of the Falls is 508 feet (155 m).

The Cave of the Winds attraction allows visitors to walk up to the base of Bridal Veil Falls. A pedestrian bridge crosses from Goat Island to Luna Island several yards (meters) upstream from the crest of the falls.

The waterfall has also been known in the past as Luna Falls and Iris Falls.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts about Niagara Falls". Niagara Falls Live. Retrieved June 7, 2012.

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