A stunning, beautiful world awaits as you take on the challenge of bridging the chasm. Can you solve the puzzles and avert disaster?
User reviews: Mixed (82 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013
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"Controls are sometimes a bit finicky,but if you like fiddling around with setups and optimizing them,this is a very unique game type that you should try"

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“Bridge It is so different to what you use[sic] to play that it’s a very refreshing indie game to play”
5/5 – Bit Maiden

“Bridge it Plus is a great simulator of what it takes to build a bridge; without the engineering ring.”
8/10 – Greenlit Gaming

About This Game

Bridge It is about building a bridge that doesn't break, although watching your bridge creation break and plunge a train into the watery depths below can be half the fun.
Set in the picturesque surroundings of sparse deserts and dense forests it is your task to strategically design and construct an engineering masterpiece. Watch in eager anticipation as unsuspecting motorists, heavy freight trains and tourist riverboats approach. Will your solution stand up to the test or will tons of mangled steel be sent plummeting into the river below?

38 challenging levels from novice to expert
  • Cars, trucks, trains to drive across your bridges
  • Boats to really test your draw bridges
  • Build suspension bridges, draw bridges and more!
  • Ability to save out and swap levels with friends
  • Scoring system rewards clever design and cheap bridges
  • Intuitive editing tools allow you to build beautiful bridges
  • Narrated tutorial levels
  • Earthquakes to really put your bridges through their paces!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.0 GZh
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with Pixel and Vertex shader 2.0 support (Intel 915, Nvidia Geforce 4 ti, Ati Radeon 9500, or any newer card)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GZh
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Gets boring fast. Not recommended unless you're into these kinds of games.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
What a little gem! This one has been sitting in my unplayed library for months, until a few days ago. Like many, I got it off of one of those cheap sim bundles. There are so many crap simulators flooding the market these days and I figured this one would easily fall into that category. I was wrong. It's actually quite good and alot of fun to play. A short 3 bridge tutorial gets you started on the basics. After that you're on your own.

The object is simple. Build various length bridges to support cars, trucks, trains and drawbridges that can allow boats to pass underneath, all within limited budget and material constraints. There are several different bridge types and material types with different costs and construction methods. The game claims advanced physics simulation. I wouldn't know because I'm not a mechanical or civil engineer so alot of trial and error are needed on my part.

When you're ready, you press the simulate button and watch how your bridge performs as people drive over it. If you did you're job right, you can move to the next level. Make a mistake and watch the disaster unfold in rather comical fashion. Stress analysis tools and a simulation speed slider help to pinpoint where the failures are occuring so you can beef up construction or use more expensive materials to try and stay together.

A neat cinematic camera view and even driver camera makes things interesting, especially if you want to see what it's like tumbling into a ravine because your bridge is poorly built.

Definitely recommend for sim fans and engineers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Before getting into the actual review, I just want to say that this game is amazing! It's 10 years old (I think) but it still holds strong!

Now the actual review.

Bridge-it is a bridge building game with a really in-depth bridge editor I guess you could call... It has almost every material you normally see in bridges (no wood saddly) and more than enough levels!

Pro
-Great graphics for the time
-Awesome physics
-Fun and challenging gameplay
-Great replay value
-Let you unleash your creativity

Cons
-May get a bit repetitive after awhile.
-A bit buggy
-A bit overpriced considering it's a pretty old game

Overall, this game is definively a buy! If you like building stuff, it's a must! You might want to wait for a sale though!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
been playing this only a few hrs, and some of the levels are really easy. then you get some really challenging ones! some seem impossible but just gotta think differently. sometimes the money you get to do a bridge is little low. wish there was a sandbox mode, that would be great fun!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
A lovely bridge puzzle, with great graphics and physics. It will get a little repetitive, but will still bring more challenging levels.

Great tutorial and level progress.

Plus, it works with steam cloud to sync save.

I just think it is a little overpriced.

8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Good game, I have a few bridge building games andthis is the best of the bunch. It makes you think of how can I make it strong enough and to do this where do the supports need to be placed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
its okay but it can get pretty boring and very hard. not at all worth the money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The idea of the game is good (and it sounded good to me as well) but in reality it's pretty meh. This might just be me who is bad at the game but no matter how you build your bridge it's almost always falling apart (except for in tutorial where you have the lines to build after). Another bad thing is that you need to create a new profile everytime you want to reset a map/bridge.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I just didn't find this game really fun. After a view minutes I just lost interest.
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46.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
real physical.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
good game
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The game gets ♥♥♥♥ing hard after awhile
I luv it 10/10
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
nice (y)
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132 of 165 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
"And down it goes"

Bridge building games doesn't look like something that would be that fun at first though. Stick up some pieces without breaking your budget, make sure it doesn't fall apart while a car crosses, and then continue to the next level. Despite this, there are games in the genre that are truly fun, this being one of them. Let me describe why this should be on your wishlist.

Story
Some crazed maniac has managed to destroy a number of bridges over the region, and now that they need new ones, they grabbed the first person off the street to create them. Despite your lack of experience and skill, you are forced to ensure that companies can still get their goods transported where ever they need to be without letting the drivers lose their lives.

Or maybe this has no story at all. Its a bridge building game, we don't need a story. But if you do, just pretend it is the one written above.

Presentation
The visuals are pretty basic, but you know exactly what you are looking at, and it has several camera options, including viewing from the vehicles themselves as they plunge over a cliff. Materials will be recognized, and will change colour to show how stressed they are with a toggle option. Sound is also suitable, with metal groaning as it threatens to ruin your hard work, and noises from the vehicles. Not any music in this game though. Not really a problem though.

Controls
Nice and simple, pretty much everything can be done with just the mouse. Left click will take you through the menu and place pieces of the bridge. Right click is used to remove pieces. Holding the shift key will allow you to select multiple pieces of your bridge so you can copy and paste larger chucks if you want the other side to mirror your current idea. Arrow keys and the mouse wheel can be used to adjust the camera. nothing here to cause any confusion or difficulty.

Gameplay
Working within the limitations set by your budget and available materials, you will be attempting to build a bridge to cross over various rivers and canyons. These will start simple, with only small areas to build across and only basic materials to make it easy to guess the best choices. As you get further in the game, the bridge will need to be much longer and you will need to mix it up with stronger pieces, cables and even hydraulics so your bridge can lift out of the way of passing boats. Later levels are incredibly difficult as it will seem that you just don't have what you need to prevent the latest travelers from taking a swim, but each of the bridges in the game can be finished. With all the available choices for building your bridge, I much prefer this game over similar titles I've played, none of them matching this for variety.

Lifespan
The game should last a while. With a tutorial with 3 levels, Easy difficulty with 6 levels, and then Medium, Hard, Complex and Extra each having 8 levels, you have a total of 41 gaps to cross. While there is no sandbox mode as such, there are a couple of cheats available to increase your budget and unlock all materials for that level. As well as all of the included levels, the game includes a menu option to load other levels within the game, though I'm not sure where you may be able to find these additional locations.

If you have any interest in trying a bridge construction simulator, this is the game to go for. The most options for building your bridges as well as the ability to load custom levels makes this title the best choice.

8 / 10
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65 of 84 people (77%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Don't let the word "simulation" fool you, this is a very clean, pretty, easy to master, yet very challenging puzzle game.
I bought it on a whim and regret nothing.

While the game may not be visually stunning or incredibly detailed in simulation, this streamlined design ends up working incredibly well for setting the stage for creative problem solving. There is no right or wrong way to complete a level. In fact, every level is open-ended, although it never feels like I'm at a loss for what to do due to a very good difficulty curve, yet at the same time increasingly challenging requirements. Levels are bite-sized, so the game could easily be enjoyed during a short break, and toward higher difficulties requirements and resources tend to vary more and more ensuring that there is no collapse to a single working design.

This is not the most graphically gorgeous game, nor does it provide the most extensive simulation, but neither is really needed to properly exercise the brain in the regions other than the overstimulated run/aim/shoot reflexes. And should your destructive needs be overwhelming, there is nothing like collapsing an enormous steel and iron structure, watching the passenger train on top of it plummet to its doom.

Well worth the sale price, runs on pretty much any computer, and is a great amount of fun.
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204 of 310 people (66%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Game has been out for 2 months, and the developer refuses to fix driver related issues. Claims he can't be responsible for driver updates.

Chronic Logic [Developer]: "We can't try and change the game every time a new driver version is released"

Do not buy this game if you own a AMD video card as it will fail to launch and probably never will with the developer's mentality.
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121 of 180 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
This game is initially quite interesting and fun to play. The easy mode is just that - easy. More like an extended tutorial really. Once you hit medium and hard the challange starts. Build a bridge with a limmited set of parts, on a budget. Have the bridge survive trains, or cars, or earthquakes. Some even have to open hydraulicly for steamboats to pass. Pretty cool to make a bridge on budget, and holds up the train, just to get torn down by the shipping. Where the game starts to fall short is that once played, there is no reset to start over once a bridge is built in a specific challenge, and there are only about 24 challenges in total. I played most in about 3 hours. Further, many of the hardest challenges are indeed not possible to complete as you are tasked to construct a bridge that does not connect to land on one or both sides, and the test vehicle, usually a train, just nose dives off the cliff and the simulation fails. I don't believe these were play tested in advance. Also, you can not build past the budget, and then reduce the design, once you are out of money, no further experiments can be made. Would be a really good $2 or $5 game, but for $19.99 I expected much more.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is about building bridges. You get a set type of materials, from iron bars to steel bars. Its not to complicated, and is pretty easy to get into bridge building. The only thing that I had no idea about were suspension cables, but I went through all the maps without ever using it except in a tutorial. This game would be better if after completing a map it let you go back to it with unlimited funds to build all kinds of crazy bridges. Due to there being no unlimited mode there isnt much replay value.

Things to remmember:
*Unticking the autodeck lets you make roads that go up and down, road decks are the toughest material so feel free to use them as supports for the bridge.
*On some maps you can just let the bridge fall in the water if the deck is above water the vehicles wont fall in and you win! Now your thinking with Bridgets!

Rating 9/10 Value: $9.99
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Bridge It is about constructing bridges with the use of different materials and a costs cap. After constructing, a physics simulator shows if the bridge holds up and if cars/trains/boats can make use of it.

The game has two major flaws. First, the building interface feels clumsy, deleting items sometimes seem to be bugged and you cannot delete the whole bridge with one button. It requires you to delete all components individually.

The second flaw is that there is no feedback about strength, weaknesses and costs of materials. This makes it extreme difficult to understand why bridges fail.

All in all, this could have been a nice game, but the lack of proper information and mechanics makes me to not recommend this game.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
It's a fun bridge building game and I find it as the best of Steam in that category.

There isn't really a whole lot to say. This game is a pretty traditional and well made bridge builder overall. It has a finished touch with a good user interface and alright graphics. Physics are mostly as they should be, although a few times some trucks fell through the road, but on the other hand those bridges were a bit crazy design anyway. There are some basic levels and then there are challenging ones. Level design can get almost surprisingly clever in some levels.

I have a kind of long history with bridge building games and I know when I see a good one. If you have too, Bridge It would be an excellent purchase.
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