PHOTOS: Latest Progress on Bridge Connecting Magic Kingdom to Grand Floridian

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The work on the bridge to connect Magic Kingdom with Grand Floridian is progressing at an increasingly rapid pace. Today, we saw some notable changes to the site.

Gone from the site is the large crane that stood against the tree line in stark contrast to all around it.

Retaining walls have been completely installed on both sides of the canal.

The only vehicles left on site are a few small trucks or fork lifts.

The bridge itself looks completely finished an in place.

It is quite wide, so it should be able to handle crowds and ECV and wheelchair traffic with ease.

On the opposite shore, work is finally progressing on the landing. Gone are the benches and trees that marked the old pathway’s end. We also can see some supports in the water for what will likely be the attach-point for the bridge when it is extended across the canal.

Work to remove the bricks has rapidly picked up in the last few days, with over half of the pathway now completely cleared.

Imagine having to sort through all of those bricks? It is no wonder that Disney chose to opt for re-creating your brick instead.

A new height beam is up for construction work coming up for the bridge and pathway.

Will you be using the bridge when it opens? Let us know in the comments below.

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Brandon K Dittberner
Brandon K Dittberner

Hi all, As a frequent guest at disney and the grand floridian, I will not be using the walkway. Part of the charm and luxury of the grand floridian is being able to take the scenic boat ride across the bay to the magic.kidgdom. taking the elevator up to the second floor and boarding the tram is also much nicer than walking when being in the park all day requires many miles of.walking with two very energetic.boys. thank you but no thank you. I would have.much preferred to look out at the bay without the obstruction of a walkway in… Read more »

George Clark
George Clark

Yes. Was hoping to use it this week. Staying at GF for a few days.

Darrell White
Darrell White

I love that this pathway is going in. As someone who owns at the Villias at the Grand Floridian I will def be using it at park closings at night.

Jeffery G
Jeffery G

I will definitely use the walkway. In the past I find myself reluctant to stay late in the park due to the crowds leaving. I actually find it more tiring at the end of a long day to stand in line than to walk.