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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.
Release Date: Mar 28, 2013
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About the Game

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!

PC System Requirements

    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.

Mac System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Very disappointing.

The physics engine is really poor -- the materials don't bend or buckle, they only fail at joints. The UI is poor -- you can't move joints, connections aren't always made properly (so the roadway just falls through the bridge), and sometimes a member is under great stress for no reason. There's no data provided on the materials, and the stress feedback only shows some form of accumulated stress -- no directions, no % remaining.

In short, this is a puzzle game, not an engineering game.
Posted: March 21
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Regardless of my non-recommendation I will say that this game was pretty addicting and had me playing it here and there for a couple weeks. If you can get it in a sale (I got it for $1 with the humble bundle) I would say "maybe" especially if you once went to a school which had West Point Bridge Designer installed on their computers.

Pros:
-Somewhat addicting time-killer for awhile.
-Nostalgia for those who played bridge simulators in elementary/middle school.
-Pretty good graphics for a bridge builder game

Cons:
-Physics that often make no sense and enrage you.
-NOTHING is ever explained to you and there is NO documentation or FAQ. Be prepared to tinker in frustration or search youtube at times.
-You can make a custom map with a lot of material available, but no real "sandbox" mode.
Posted: March 19
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
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 !
Posted: July 27
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58 of 110 people (53%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
I smoked a bunch of weed and became a civil engineer, it was a awesome time.
Posted: June 26
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Forgive me for being picky, but I believe a game that is ONLY about physics problems (building bridges) should have a realistic physics engine. The materials in this game behave well during the really basic bridges, but the more complex bridges show how feeble the engine gets. Even simple truss structures don't behave properly. I always liked building bridges as a kid, but this "simulation" is less accurate than my old toothpick creations.
Posted: March 21
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122 of 135 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
This game is a mess.

The physic are mostly wrong, especially when it comes to statics and dynamic of complex structures. The materials behave wrong, so there is no buckling of long thin steel, instead you see steel cables break from tension first.
Sometimes if you span a cable between two bearings (no load) it changes the behavior of your design (although this is mathematically not possible). Even better: when applying wind force on the described cable it broke! (This sounds like a bad joke but you can try it yourself)
The guy that made the algorythm has no no idea about structual calculations and/or the game designer didn't have common sense in noticing that there are GAMEBREAKING bugs in the simulation.

When you have to build suspension bridges, the experience is the worst (refer to the cable above), as they in general behave unbelieveable random and unrealistc - many levels you can just finish with try-retry and error and not with your knowledge about structual engineering.
At the same point this brings the only challenge you have, as the levels are boring and uninspired.

It happens regulary that your bridge collapses in one test and then you delete a part, rebuild the same part and suddenly it works. This brings us to the only good point of the game. Bridge collapse spectacular- what happens often randomly.

Ultimatly the unprecise (especially if you want to delete something) slow controls (icons spread over the whole screen) what makes retrying more frustrating than it should be.

I tried to give this game a chance, because i actually work as civil engineer - but i really got disappointed by the fake realism.
Posted: March 5
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