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Wallenda gorge crossing depends on Roch. area company

Wallenda gorge crossing depends on Roch. area company

When high wire walker Nik Wallenda takes his nationally televised walk Sunday night across a gorge near the Grand Canyon, he'll be trusting his life to a Rochester area company.

O'Connell Electric strung the cable Wallenda will use to cross the Little Colorado River Gorge.

O'Connell also strung the cable for Wallenda's Niagara Falls crossing last year.

Power Division Manager Michael Parks was at the scene Friday morning and tells WHAM 1180 a helcopter was needed to run a rope to help carry the cable across the gorge.

 

 

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