By Associated Press - Monday, May 2, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A monument to inventor Nikola Tesla will soon have a new view of Niagara Falls.

The Tesla statue is being moved to a spot overlooking the American Falls at scenic Stedman’s Bluff where state officials say it will be more accessible to visitors. It now stands on Goat Island, in the Niagara River near the brink of the falls.

The bronze statue was a 1976 bicentennial gift to the United States from the people of Yugoslavia.

Tesla invented alternating current and was instrumental in construction of the first hydro-electric plant in Niagara Falls.

Work on the move is expected to get underway this week and should be completed by June. The project is part of an ongoing $70 million revitalization of Niagara Falls State Park.

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