PHOTOS - Grand Floridan to Magic Kingdom bridge construction update

Mar 09, 2020 in "Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa"

Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom bridge construction - March 9 2020

The bridge that will make walking from Disney's Grand Floridan Resort to the Magic Kingdom a reality is getting much closer to becoming operational.

In these latest pictures you can see the bridge in its closed position. The swing bridge design allows the bridge to swing open, hinged from the right side, to allow the Water Pageant and other watercraft to pass through. The land either side has been significantly built up to meet the bridge.

Although the bridge appears to be operational, there is still a lot of work to be done in completing the walkway on land. Disney has not yet made any announcement on the project or given an opening timeframe. Construction began in October 2019, and based on progress so far, it still seems to be months away from being guest ready.

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Article Posted: Mar 09, 2020 / 12:52pm ET
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DougK1 day ago

Any news on when the walkway will be open to guests?

larryz14 days ago

I think I saw Scrat use that technique in one of the Ice Age movies...

Master Yoda15 days ago

No. To do that they typically either pile up dirt on the location and let gravity do the work (commonly called surcharging) or mechanically compact the soil with a soil tamper or steam roller. A much more exciting method is called dynamic compaction. For this, a large weight is repeatedly dropped from a crane onto the aera to compact the soil.

JoeCamel16 days ago

Not me, he does not deserve my click let alone time to read his speculative and outright stolen content presented without attribution or shame.

deWild16 days ago

Can someone DM me what this other website is? I truly have had no idea what this is referencing over the past couple years.

larryz17 days ago

They fired Lance...

danlb_200017 days ago

The assumption about the temporary path was that the new boat dock area was going to take longer to complete then the rest of the path, so they setup this temporary bypass to allow the path to open while work continued on the dock area.

raymusiccity17 days ago

They really need to have that lanced!!

EdnaMode17 days ago

What in the world was that temporary walkway all about? Was it meant for NBA players to access the MK (did they even do that?) We can only hope it's imminent (and by imminent, I mean, in this century) that everything else that seems to be holding up the walkway nears completion.

JoeCamel19 days ago

I took it as they did a lot of work to put one in just to take it out again but I also wondered if there was some emergency evacuation plan that incorporated the original out to the canal to a safe space? Maybe an emergency ferry landing at the construction dock? Anyway glad the lime trees are flowering, the limes may be ready in time for the grand. Magical limes you know?

danlb_200019 days ago

I think they are making the assumption that if the temporary walkway had been left in place then it could have opened sooner. I could just be that they are so close to opening the normal path that the temporary one is not needed.

trainplane319 days ago

Not sure why they're criticizing it as "one step forward, two steps back" (I read the reason and it doesn't make sense):

homerdance19 days ago

Sorry for your loss.

Dan Deesnee19 days ago

Anyone here if this walkway might be open by mid November?