Sometimes movable bridges appear in the most unexpected places. The other day I was wandering around somewhere south of New York when I spied this single bascule bridge connecting China and Germany:
The bridge is located in the World Showcase at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. The World Showcase surrounds a lake, and there is even a ferry that crosses the lake and other boats that connect with hotels and another theme park. The barges used in the IllumiNations fireworks and laser show are stored in a canal off the lake, and the bridge must be opened for the barges to enter the lake:
We didn’t stick around for the show, but we did take a boat over to the Hollywood Studios park.