The bridge features wood decking and metal handrails (currently removed.) This specific kind of bridge is known as a swing-arm bridge, meaning it will literally swing out into the lake to allow for maritime traffic, like the Electric Water Parade barges, nightly. One end of the bridge is attached to the rotating mechanism base, and as you can see, it’s turned inward to allow passage through the canal. Once in operation, it will swing out clockwise to connect with the other side.
A reader sent us a photo of the bridge actively being hoisted up and placed onto its base:
This walkway will eventually allow guests to walk from the Polynesian Resort and Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom.
It awaits to be seen as to how long this project will take to complete, but one would assume it would be done before Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
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