Henrietta, N.Y. -- A local company is playing a crucial role in daredevil Nik Wallenda's walk over Niagara Falls.
O'Connell Electric Company is installing the two-inch steel cable, which was made just for Wallenda.
General Foreman Randy Fletcher said, "We're going to string the actual cable across the gorge... to start out with, we're going to have a helicopter fly a lighter rope across the gorge, and then back again to the Canadian side and we'll hook it to the anchors. And then we'll hook the pulling rope to the steel cable and pull that across."
Each foot of cable weighs seven-and-a-half pounds. O'Connell will string 1,800 feet of wire.
Fletcher says it will be a monumental task, albeit a good one.
ABC is carrying the walk live. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15.