The Niagara Aerocar

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A classic piece of Victorian looking design (think Monty Python graphics) that was created by groundbreaking cableway tinkerer Leonardo Torres Quevedos (recently celebrated with a Google doodle showing the Niagara Aerocar). The Niagara Aerocar rolls across 580 meters of the whirlpool in the Niagara Gorge on the Canadian side. The patented aerial cable car was unique and safe, using multiple cables and a small motor to transport people and cargo across difficult terrain like rivers and valleys. It started constructed in 1914 and opened in 1916, and has since become a popular tourist attraction of the area, both for it’s vintage design feel but also for the sweeping views of the valley below.

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