Saturday, August 21, 2010
PI Update: New Bridges & New Hats
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Save Pleasure Island Blog roving reporter William was on the Island early Friday morning and reported construction work had begun on the PI #1 Bridge. As you'll recall from earlier photos, the bridge consists of 3 sections; a main deck bridge in the middle flanked on both sides by arch truss bridges. During Friday morning construction, the entire truss closest to Fulton's was completely removed and it looks like fresh concrete poured. We'll see if the truss on the other side is also removed. My guess is they're making one wide bridge. And in reality, given those 3 culverts under there, it appears the bridge is really more for show than for function.
At Celebration Plaza, rubber pads were recently added on the ground to the two areas where bands and other entertainment acts perform. Behind each area there were also some background inserts installed. I believe these help absorb sound which would otherwise echo off the metal buildings. Also, as you may have noticed from yesterday's photos, Disney's finest (aka our men and women in blue) are sporting new "Smokey" style hats. It's news like this that you can't get anywhere else!