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Walt Disney World Railroad Swing Bridge


Distant Elevation

Photo Credit: Chuck Kramer, CC BY 2.0

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BH Photo #198857


Street View 


Warren pony truss bridge over Seven Seas Canal on Walt Disney World Railroad
Bay Lake, Orange County, Florida
Open to traffic
- Walt Disney World Railroad (WDWRR)
Warren pony truss swing with riveted built-up beams and bolted connections
Also called
WDWRR - Seven Seas Canal Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.42110, -81.58514   (decimal degrees)
28°25'16" N, 81°35'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/442692/3143990 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 48757 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Bay Lake, Florida (9)
Florida (596)
Have street view (23,171)
Movable (2,749)
Open (37,287)
Orange County, Florida (16)
Owned privately (1,346)
Pony truss (15,174)
Railroad (13,440)
Relocated (655)
Swing (1,281)
Truss (29,783)
Walt Disney World (10)
Walt Disney World Railroad (1)
Warren pony truss (2,971)
Warren truss (5,902)

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 30, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Walt Disney World Railroad", "Relocated"
  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Walt Disney World", "Railroad"
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 10, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

Related Bridges 



Walt Disney World Swing Bridge
Posted May 11, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Admittedly, I did not expect to find a truss bridge at Disneyworld but hey, this is a nice surprise. Based on some of the latest bridge news, it just might end up being the world's only remaining truss bridge someday...Then all pontists can truly call Disneyworld "the happiest place on earth"

Walt Disney World Swing Bridge
Posted May 10, 2011, by Robert Thompson

Well, the bridge is actually used as a swing bridge.

In the 1990's, I was part of the team that designed the sternwheeler LIBERTY BELLE II, which runs in the lagoon next to the bridge. Surrounding the park, hidden from view, is a large industrial area where WDW services their equipment, including a small shipyard to service the various ferryboats and excursion boats in the park. It was here where the LIBERTY BELLE was built.

The shipyard is a couple of lakes away from the lagoon, and is accessed via a canal with a navigation lock. When the LIBERTY BELLE is moved out of the lagoon for service, it passes through this swing bridge (used for a railroad ride), the navigation lock and a bascule service road bridge on a canal to the lakes.

The attached images are from Google Earth.

Walt Disney World Swing Bridge
Posted May 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Who would have thought Disney World had a riveted truss bridge?

Anyone's input that can discuss the validity of the history of the bridge suggested below would be welcomed.