Become an appraised bridge engineer and architect in Bridge Constructor. Create and design your own constructions and watch the cars and trucks pass over them - or see them fall and crash while your inferior creations collapse due to weight and the laws of physics!
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Mostly Positive (782 reviews) - 78% of the 782 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013

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About This Game

Become an appraised bridge engineer and architect in Bridge Constructor. Create and design your own constructions and watch the cars and trucks pass over them - or see them fall and crash while your inferior creations collapse due to weight and the laws of physics!

Progress through numerous levels and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridge you build can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks.

Choose between a range of materials for each individual bridge, such as wood, steel, cables, or concrete pillars. Use the appropriate materials and stay within budget to build the perfect bridge. The choice of materials enables you to build each bridge in almost infinite variety – your budget is the only limit.

So get on the drawing board and set your imagination and creativity free!

The Steam version also includes SlopeMania, a fully sized Add-On to the original game, bringing more levels, features, a new setting and much more.

Key Features

  • 64 Levels
  • 6 Settings: City, Canyon, Beach, Mountains, Hills, Grotto
  • Option to build sloping roads
  • Map with all unlocked worlds/levels
  • 4 different building materials: Wood, Steel, Cables, Concrete pillars
  • Color coded load indicator for different building materials
  • Three different load bearing levels: Car, Truck and Tank Truck
  • High score per level
  • Steam achievements & Leaderboards

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with Shader Model 2.0
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or equivalent (32bit or 64bit with ia32-libs installed)
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
    • Additional Notes: Linux 64bit users need to have ia32-libs package installed (sudo apt get install ia32-libs)
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Bridge Constructor began its life as a mobile app and eventually found its way to Xbox One and PC. The object of the game is about as simple as it could possibly be. It's a literal "point A to point B" journey, but the road between these points, suspended upon whatever combination of triangles and wires you deem to be the sturdiest, is far more complicated. You're given a few tools with which to repair all of the bridges in the island nation of Camatuga, whose bridges were completely destroyed by a recent earthquake. Each level has a specific set of parameters and a budget that you must follow, limiting your options and forcing you to work with what you have.

As all bridges are different in real life, as are the ones you must build. Some must be supported by pillars, others by wires, your job is to figure out which works best for each scenario. You start off with the simple material wood, and as you progress you unlock the use of concrete, steel and wires. You are limited to the amount of supplies you can use for each bridge, so you must be careful to not go over this limit but yet make a sturdy enough bridge, this is where it can be tricky at times. Now if you don’t feel like building bridges, you can have fun constructing ramps and send cars flying to the other side. This isn’t a very successful way to move forward but it is entertaining to watch.

Realistic physics play a huge role in Bridge Constructor. The player must use different materials, geometric angles, and support points to create a functional bridge that can remain intact once cars, trucks, and semis start driving across it. Each material has different properties, strengths and weaknesses. For example, metal wires are great for dealing with tensile force, but not compressive force, while wood support beams have the exact inverse properties. Players must use all of the tools at their disposal to build a bridge capable of sustaining massive amounts of weight.

This is a good thing, and no puzzle game should be easy. The only problem is that they're so complicated that you really need some guidelines for what you need to do. The game all too often will spring a level on you requiring a completely new type of bridge that you were previously unaware existed, or an extreme permutation of a bridge you've already made. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn't.

For example, one level requires you to build a suspension bridge to cross. While never explicitly stating this, you are given several clues that lead you to figure it out. The water level is too high to build the necessary beams underneath. You start to look for ways to support it from above, and notice that you can build some steel beams going straight up from a secondary anchor point on each side of the chasm. These two clues will likely lead players to realize they must use these steel beams to run wires to the actual platform of the bridge. These are what the best moments of Bridge Constructor are: moments of innovation, and not moments of fine tuning and tweaking.

The biggest problem, in every level, is the allocated sum of money. Players have to build their bridge in a certain budget, and this makes things much more difficult. Not only has the bridge to be strong enough to permit traffic in order to advance to a new level, but you have to make it work by using as little building materials as possible.

The controls feel very mobile game based whereas it is your standard point and click style building game. When looking at the screen, you notice white dots on the grid lines, these dots are where you can connect your bridges and support. Connecting them together usually grants you a stronger bridge. Your puzzle solving skills get put more to the test the further you go, where towards the end, trying to build a successful bridge with a tight budget and small amount of materials at times feels near impossible.

Bridge Constructor has pretty modest visuals and audio. Neither are bad and are perfectly serviceable and inoffensive, though the music could be better. The game begins with the music muted, actually, which I thought was strange, but after listening to it for a while I went back and muted it again. It started to get a little repetitive. The visuals have been remastered in high definition and though they are cartoony and simple, they're nice and colorful and get the job done. The water actually looks really good on some of the levels in the city.

Bridge Constructor is a game that manages to provide a different kind of gratification than other titles. When you build something that actually stands, the feeling is quite unique. It's not like finishing a puzzle, but something more.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Want to learn something about physics? Go ahead, but don't take it too serious. And please don't play it, when you are gonna have to build a bridge in real life. Especially the second world with all those funny bridges where your trucks literaly have to jump the gap.

I was too dump to solve all the bridge on my own, especially when it came to the trucks. But there are a lot of solutions on the net. Sometimes I had pretty much the same idea but put the junction slightly different and all collapses.

If you are looking for a casual game and don't want to play hours of hours this could be what you are looking for. But I would suggest grabbing it on sale or in a bundle.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I'm quite satisfied with this game, to be honest... I didn't expect that this game was going to be so fun as it is, I loved how the physic works here, the developers made an excellent job with it. About my experience, I can say that the first levels were quite easy, even I thought that this game wasn't so hard after all, but when I reached the highest levels of the game, I realized that this is a great game, I can assure you that this game is gonna break your mind, excellent.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Bought this a while ago on sale thinking it'd be an interesting to waste some time in. But it's not very fun, after a while the resource cap is the main issue. Also the solutions don't really feel like they can very that much so later on I ended up running trial and error over and over figuring out which wood beams needed to be replaced with metal ones. It really feels like a mobile game to me.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
8.2/10 - One of My Favorite Bridge Builders

I've played several bridge builders and this is one of my favorites. The game has a good variety of puzzles, lots of locations on the map and several levels of safety vehicles to test on your bridge. (car, truck, semi)

Completed the first map which consists of about 40 bridge building puzzles that were challenging but achievable. There are other maps to play as well, so I’m looking forward to continuing on.

I personally wouldn't pay the full $10; but there are tons of levels and I'm having lots of fun solving these bridge building puzzles. Look for on sale or in bundles!

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