After the recent closure of the former Pacific Wharf Bridge, both sets of future torii gate towers have gone vertical and more crossbeams have been added as this icon transforms into the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge from the 2014 animated film “Big Hero 6.”
San Fransokyo Gate Bridge Taking Shape
Earlier this week, the initial framework for what will become massive Torii gate towers was established. Now more crossbeams have been added that start to give a better visual of the bridge’s final shape.
Two of the crossbeams have now been covered with a brown tarp.
Based on the concept art, these towers stand to grow even taller in the coming days.
When complete, the bridge will be a towering presence that commands attention, showcasing a fusion of Western and Eastern design.
From this angle, we can see machinery and construction lifts surrounding the bridge, as work is both escalating at a fast pace and not stopping. The “Pacific Wharf” sign is still there, though its days may be numbered, as the bridge continues to look more like San Fransokyo.
Pacific Wharf Re-Theme Taking Shape
In a notice to Cast Members earlier this week at the Disneyland Resort, it was announced that the Pacific Wharf Bridge would not be accessible starting June 26, as the area continues its transformation to San Fransokyo Square.
As part of the Pacific Wharf reimagining to San Fransokyo Square from “Big Hero 6,” the Pacific Wharf bridge will be inaccessible to Guests starting the week of June 26 as it transforms into the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge. Construction is anticipated to last a few weeks, with no walkway access available. During the bridge’s temporary closure, guests can still access Pacific Wharf dining locations using the walkway by Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop or via Cars Land.
The Pacific Wharf bridge was recently painted international orange, like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It will now get torii gate towers to become the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge. It had been closed earlier this year for the painting and preliminary work, though the bridge has not begun its vertical ascent until now.
The transformation for the entire area is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.
Along the exterior of the former Pacific Wharf façade, scaffolding is down, with signs of construction now focused on the interior of the area.
Most recently, much of the scaffolding and scrim came down around San Fransokyo Square, revealing a first glimpse of how the new designs and themes will appear in their finished form.
Are you excited for this reimagining? Let us know what you’re most looking forward to, or your favorite past memory of Pacific Wharf, in the comments.