Build A Bridge... and Get Over It! The Bridge Project is the successor to the original and award-winning Bridge Builder simulation, all amateur designers and structural engineers finally have a new challenge on their PC.
User reviews: Mixed (368 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 28, 2013
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Build A Bridge... and Get Over It!

The Bridge Project is the successor to the original and award-winning Bridge Builder simulation, all amateur designers and structural engineers finally have a new challenge on their PC.


The gameplay has been subject to much tweaking and development with new up to date materials exciting scenarios and a variety of tasks waiting to be solved.
Build stable bridges in a variety of landscapes with detailed environment.


Take on the task of constructing a huge variety of different bridges: suspended, folding, stone, steel, wood, car or railway bridges.


Whilst you enjoy the enhanced graphics and the new, improved physics engine putting the most spectacular bridges to the test with stress tests.


Download free levels from the global Bridge Project community, and participate in competitions.

Key Features

  • All-new in-game graphics with a variety of detailed 3D objects
  • New user interface for easy operation
  • Additional materials such as wood and concrete
  • In addition to trains, cars and ships you can now test vehicles such as buses and tanks

Your Bridges

  • Extended weight and stability testing of different vehicles, or natural events such as storms or earthquakes
  • 48 varied and challenging levels: different towns, canyons, rural areas
  • Set the design tasks to different modes - simple or expert.
  • Editor feature - build your own levels and share them with other players
  • Compare your technical skills with other players in the global online ranking
  • Take part in competitions, improve your own record!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:Core2Duo 2.4 GHz or comparable
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:3D graphics card with min. 256 MB (GeForce 8600GT or comparable)
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9 compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Min. screen resolution 1024 x 768 (recommended 1366 x 768 or higher). Internet connection required to use online features.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:3.0 GHz
    • Memory:4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics:3D graphics card with min. 512 MB (GeForce 9000 series or comparable)
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9 compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Min. screen resolution 1024 x 768 (recommended 1366 x 768 or higher). Internet connection required to use online features.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor:Core2Duo 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:3D graphics card with 256 MB / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI HD2400 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Keyboard and Mouse
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Wakes up the Civil Engineer in you ~ 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
First time I encountered a bridge building game was back in the time when Pontifex and later Bridge Construction Set came out. Messing with physics was intriguing even though the game stressed out my old hardware beyond its limits. Looong did I hope that a modern version of such game would appear and there Bridge Project hit the target. After all, it's the same developer. They've gone up with the size from 32 MB (Pontifex) to 511 MB (Bridge Project). New maps to play, more decent graphics, perhaps a bit more casual feel to it but still, the essense is there.

The basic interface is simple. Select the material to use, click on a joint and draw the piece where you want it to be. Simple mode helps you out quite a lot adding blocks, mirroring blocks and adding cross beams to support the structure. You can get far with it and be happy to see how the vehicles cross your newly built bridge.

However, the most facinating part of the game is to scrap the simple mode and go expert. How far can you strip down the bridge and make it withstand the stress from the vehicles without it falling apart? To build a bridge with least number of elements, as light as possible, and with lowest budget is where you compete with yourself and globally with other players. The game has in-built global leaderboards where you can check out how well the best ones have done it.

And this is where the interface gets in the way of the fun. You use the mouse to control pretty much everything (in addition to some keyboard shortcut keys). The left mouse button is for selecting and building, the middle button lets you dolly the camera, zoom works with mouse scroll, and the right button is for turning the camera and selecting the items for deletion.

Unfortunately the last one simply doesn't seem to have any logic to it. The mouse pointer, humangous arrow, seems to be little off at all times. And despite of which item is highlighted on screen when mouse pointer is on it, the right click either selects another item or it simply turns the camera! Why?!? Why can't I select an item with LMB and then hit delete key from keyboard? That's how every other software works. No, here you need to find a specific spot of an item somewhere and then right click on it and select delete option. More often than not I was unable to find the correct spot and I ended up restarting the map instead. The cables seemed to be the worst. Using the separate select mode makes selection much easier and then even the delete key works. But why is it a separate mode? Fortunately space bar is the shortcut.

The game is fun and it'll keep me playing it trying to best myself over and over again. If you're into semi-realistic physics simulation and construction then you probably will like the game. However, if you're easily irritated by cloggy interface then I'd recommend testing the game before purchase. Chronic Logic offers a free demo on their website with limited number of maps to try it out.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Game is OK but Bridge Constructor is so much better this one looks like a rip off
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Is Bridge Project flawed? Yes.
Is it worth full price? No.
Is it entertaining? Yes.

I got this little guy in a Humble Bundle, and while there's not a lot to it, it's fun enough to keep me amused. I'm having a good time completing bridges and then trimming back my design as much as possible to beat levels with minimal material usage. If you like to fiddle around with things relentlessly, this will be fun. The physics are definitely wonky, and results with the exact same bridge are not always the same. Also, the designer is inconsistent in its functionality. But again, those problems can be overlooked if you like putting things together and tweaking them.
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79 of 146 people (54%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I smoked a bunch of weed and became a civil engineer, it was a awesome time.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This game blows big time. Control of the contruction process is very unfriendly and not fun at all. Most of the time, the game does not respond to what you are telling it to do. For example, if you want to delete a bridge deck, you do not hover your mouse on the bridge deck but a square away from the bridge deck. Then when you right click to delete, nothing happens. So you try, and try again, then finally the delete option comes up.

Biggest waste of $10 I have ever spent. I will never spend another dime on this developer. They need to hire less physics geeks and more interface, human factors designers.\

Absolute garbage.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Trust me i'm an engineer!
13/12
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
There was a classic fantastic game called Armadillo Run. This is not as fun, but is grounded in a bit more reality. Enjoyable seeing your bridges fail spectacularly. Identifying the structural weak points (and what to do about it) should be easier than it is. Success is mildly satisfying.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
This game is totally about random

No tutorial for nothing, crazy physics, a symmetric bridge shows different levels of stress on the right side than on the left

You can replay the exact same bridge it work sometime, limited undo button, weird physics

Do not buy this game !
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Okay, so I wasn't really expecting this game to be really great when I got it. It was originally $20, but was on a 66% sale. I decided that I'd get it. It might be an entertaining puzzle game. Long answer short: it wasn't.

It isn't very entertaining. I mean, I guess it is what it says it is, but there isn't enough to it. There should be more creativity and imagination involved. There really isn't any. I was hoping that I would be able to build these large fancy bridges, but you only make simple ones.

The look of this game is only okay. The graphics look quite dated. It's not terrible, but it certainly isn't good. I'm also disappointed that it wasn't more entertaining to watch your bridge break. Instead, the pieces just detach and fall. There's no breaking apart, splintering, cracking, or whatever. All things considered, rather boring.


The controls are not the greatest either. Placing pieces is not very smooth. It feels like I'm playing an old game. Also, deleting a single piece is a pain. You right-click the piece to bring up the options for that piece (including deleting it), but most of the time, that menu doesn't show up.

My final complaint is the sound. First of all, the soundtrack sucks. I turned it off soon after I started the game. As for the other in-game sound, it sounds like I'm playing a game that's 20 years old. I'm not a game designer, but I'm pretty sure it is not that hard to have higher quality sounds for a game like this (which essentially consist of bridge-breaking noises, car horns, and annoying cheering). That reminds me, why did you find it necessary to add that stupid cheering after a car makes it across the bridge? This isn't a pre-school computer program.

Also, where is this workshop that it mentions? That was one of the reasons I got this. So that was also a disappointment. People probably could've added some interesting things to this game, but whatever.

Summary: This game is boring. There isn't enough creativity involved. The visuals are dated. The controls are not smooth enough when they work. The sound quality is awful. Overall, I would not even think about paying $20 for it. This game seems like it should be $5 dollars. The original price gave me a higher expectation, which it definitely did not come close to meeting.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
10/10 Mos def the best bridge collapsing sim out, and my only reservation in recommending it is that the bridges always collapse so easily.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
omg it's bad
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
9.8/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
i dn
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
My bridge collapsed, they still allowed me to make second one.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game is a little buggy, the controls are AWFUL, but it's good, other than those things. If you think building bridges is fun.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I have 3 different bridge building games and I enjoy this one the most. I dont know exactly why I just do.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Poor city planning and vehicular manslaughter have never worked this well together.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
The moment any vehicle tries to go up an inclined plain the whole thing just falls apart regardless of how reinforced your bridge is. All I wanted to do was make some sick jumps and force people to drive across unnecessarily dangerous bridges to get to work, and they couldn't even get that right. Yeah, you can have tanks test out your bridges, but what's the point without having sweet jumps.

♥♥♥♥ physics.
0/10 would not drive any vehichles across.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Poorly made. Look at other reviews for confirmation.
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