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September 19, 2014

Location: Liberty Square

In 1775, British troops had control of the city of Boston while the rest of Massachusetts was considered to be in a state of rebellion against the British government. During this time, the troops, also known as redcoats, were given a special mission to make their way to the town of Concord and destroy the military supplies that the rebels had hidden there.

The colonists received word of the attack and, with the help of Paul Revere and Joseph Warren, a warning was brought to the rebels in Concord and various towns in the area. On April 19, 1775, the redcoats made their way to the North Bridge in Concord where a group of rebels waited for them. During the standoff, leaders of both sides instructed their troops to hold off fire, but an unknown source shot at the opposition. The shot, now known as 'the shot heard around the world' began the Revolutionary War. When Imagineers decided to open the Magic Kingdom with a land dedicated to the American spirit, it was decided that the bridge guests should cross from the Hub into Liberty Square would represent the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. It was that bridge, of course, that began America's journey to Independence!

Liberty Square Bridge


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