The above photo was taken January 7, 1925, of one of the cars of the "Great Gorge Route"
A visual survey of spans across the Niagara River, past and present.
While the Maid of the Mist is certainly the longest-running sightseeing tour in Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge Route was the most popular for a time. John Slater dives into the international railroad line that attracted millions.
Very early on a January morning, the force of nature met early steel span technology, resulting in a tremendous wreck; a record number of people rushed to view the scene, and many of them brought cameras.