bridge GF to MK

  • MaC410

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    This is supposed to be a swing bridge right? I know nothing about construction. Is that bridge we see in pictures a swing bridge and they can attach that to some focal point they build in the middle of the water that will allow the bridge to rotate horizontally? Just seems weird that the bridge would show up so quickly without anything that will make the bridge swing being started yet.
     

    rteetz

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    This is supposed to be a swing bridge right? I know nothing about construction. Is that bridge we see in pictures a swing bridge and they can attach that to some focal point they build in the middle of the water that will allow the bridge to rotate horizontally? Just seems weird that the bridge would show up so quickly without anything that will make the bridge swing being started yet.
    Yes a swing bridge. It will look like this.

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    MaC410

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    Yes a swing bridge. It will look like this.
    oooh ok. For some reason I just assumed the swing point would be in the middle of the bridge and something would need to be built actually in the water. That picture looks much simpler!
     
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    jade1

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    The first pic kinda just looks like a regular lake dock, but from a ways back it is pretty good size.
     
  • jade1

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    So how long of a walk would this be to the MK? How does it compare to the walk from BLT?
    I think it was a few pages back, but just checked in a few distances, they are app

    BLT main ent to MK turnstyles 785 yards

    1st GF building to MK turnstyles 1135 yards

    VGF ext to MK 1600 yards

    1st BWV building to DHS turnstyles 1050 yards

    BW Boat dock to France Bridge 806 yards

    EPCOT bus to the EPCOT Lagoon 937 yards.
     

    4luv2cdisney

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    I think it was a few pages back, but just checked in a few distances, they are app

    BLT main ent to MK turnstyles 785 yards

    1st GF building to MK turnstyles 1135 yards

    VGF ext to MK 1600 yards

    1st BWV building to DHS turnstyles 1050 yards

    BW Boat dock to France Bridge 806 yards

    EPCOT bus to the EPCOT Lagoon 937 yards.
    Wow! Thanks for that!
     

    DVC_HK

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    How does the Gondola system help the Disney pocketbook, unless they are going to raise the room prices for the Gondola hotels. I guess that is a good possibility. If the bridge is built, I am sure DVC will be paying a part of it, too.
    Can confirm. My dues went up this year some
     

    KYMickey

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    oooh ok. For some reason I just assumed the swing point would be in the middle of the bridge and something would need to be built actually in the water. That picture looks much simpler!
    Larger swing bridges do pivot in the center, however for smaller ones like this the center pivot island would significantly reduce the size of vessels that could pass thru.
     

    Airb330

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    For some reason I was thinking this would need to be much larger. It's clearly smaller than I thought for some reason! This is great and will really speed the project up compared to the timeline I had in my head--I too was thinking a pivot in the center for whatever reason.
     

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