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Campus legend claims that refusing a midnight kiss on the suspension bridge, above, will cause the span to crumble and drop into the Fall Creek Gorge. The bridge was constructed in 1900 by the Cornell Heights Improvement Company and in the 1920s served as a prop in Ithaca's cinematic ventures.

Filmmaker Lyman H. Howe took full advantage of the area's dramatic landscape. The Hermit of Lonely Gulch, a two-reel feature, was shot entirely in Fall Creek Gorge, while the bridge (minus its safety railing, a more recent addition) provided the backdrop for a fight to the death.