The first Ice Bridge of the 2013 season has formed today, Jan.26, 2013, in the Lower Niagara river, near the Maid of the Mist dock. (See video).
It had formed within the last 24 hours, since yesterday afternoon there was still an ice stream flowing downriver; today the ice has become solid and non-moving. The shore-to-shore non-moving ice starts about at the foot of Clifton Hill, near the Canadian-side Maid dock, in a diagonal path across to the U.S.-side, touching shore just north of the American Maid dock.
- Also see videos, starting from when there was no ice at all in the Niagara River here, taken Jan.23, 2013
and as ice shelves developed on the Niagara River banks here, taken Jan.25, 2013
- see photos of the 2011 Niagara Ice Bridge here