A Special Series On Shutting Off Niagara Falls New York’s Niagara Falls State Park plans to temporarily shut off the flow to the American Falls, as part of a project to repair two aging pedestrian bridges. A similar shutoff, to study erosion, occurred in 1969. Ways to ConnectFacebook Twitter Email Niagara Falls gets new lighting By Dave Rosenthal • Dec 2, 2016 niagaraparks.com Thursday night, Niagara Falls got brighter and more colorful. Officials showed off a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the system used to illuminate the falls. Photo Gallery: Niagara Falls' aging bridges By Angelica A. Morrison • Nov 28, 2016 New York State Parks Department New York State parks officials plan to replace two pedestrian bridges at Niagara Falls State Park. To do that, they have to shut off the American Falls. The man who turned off Niagara Falls By Angelica A. Morrison • Nov 23, 2016 Col. Amos Wright / Retired U.S. Army soldier and engineer, Army Corps of Engineers. Meet the man who turned off the American Falls. Col. Amos Wright is a retired US Army solider and engineer. He and his wife Gloria live in Provo, Utah, where he spends time perfecting his golf game. Listen Listening... / 3:27 Angelica A. Morrison Reports American side of Niagara Falls to go silent By Angelica A. Morrison • Nov 18, 2016 by ANGELICA A. MORRISON Parks officials in New York are planning a project of historic significance: temporarily shutting off the American Falls. Listen Listening... / 3:26 Angelica A. Morrison Reports. That will dramatically alter a natural wonder that attracts millions of tourists from around the world.