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!
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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with Shader Model 2.0
    Minimum:
    • 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
109 of 128 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
Bridge Constructor is a game that highlights the dangers of government privatization. It allows me to play as a slovenly, morally-void government contractor building really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bridges for vehicles for a nation-state consisting of several islands. They have really low standards as to what a bridge is supposed to do, just as long as a minimum of total vehicles get across. Did the bridge collapse after those two cars got across? That's fine, they've already cleared the check and the remaining budget goes right into your slush fund. Smarter contractors than I will take advantage of the game's really weird physics engine to launch cars onto the exit point, therefore saving time, money, and more money. The government finds this acceptable, presumably because they like a good show and will think you are some kind of bridge circus man or wizard. So if you feel like screwing the taxpayer, why not give this game a go?
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235 of 325 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
I don't know why this game was greenlit, it's a shame to all the other bridge building games. The UI screams "I AM THE MOBILE PHONE GAME" and the physics are absolutely terrible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odGkRXc5R4k

If you are deciding to buy this game, check out the other bridge building game (Bridge It) that is here on Steam, it is way better.
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97 of 139 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
It's basically the Android app but ported over to PC. It's much cheaper on mobile devices so I would buy it there if I were you. The game works well though.
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54 of 73 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
At first I thought this game might be very fun to play. I remember playing a bridge construction game back in middle school and was insanely fun due to the fact how the player can remove all restirctions and make any bridge, anyway you want. That is NOT the case with this game. There is almost no creative input by the player. There is pretty much one way to make the bridge on each specific level and the game will very rarely stray from the design the game designers had in mind, the smallest change will cause the whole bridge to collaspe. I just wish I had the ability to make a bridge the way I wanted to make it, be free of logic and budgets to simply HAVE FUN, but that is not the case with this game. One might find enjoyment in the way how you have to figure out how to do it, but not me. It's like having a bunch of legos but I'm not allowed to make anything I want to make and I'm not given any istructions on how to make something from a set. For all I know, perhpas there's is a reward of unlimited freedom if one beats this game, but I have lost all patience with this game and refuse to play it anymore.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
Experience the thrill of finally being an engineer in a glorified flash game that is way more fun than it should be.
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42 of 62 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
There are objects in the world. Some fall under the category 'Games'. Some fall under the category 'Art'. But is there a category for an object that falls under both? There is. That category is called 'Bridge Constructor'.

Perhaps you think, "No! Bridge Constructor is not an art game; it is an engineering game." To which I say, "Non Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle, non!" Then I finish my thought in English because that is all the French I know. Remember, you are not actually constructing bridges in the real physical world (apologies if you thought that this game might let you do that). You are creating simulations, models, dreams of your inner self. What you create on screen is you; you are what you create on screen. I repeat: once you play this game, there will be bridges inside of you.

It should also be known that this game tells the story of a world. Do you wonder what drives the cars, the trucks, the tankers? Wonder no more my friend: it is a race of little insect people. Ants? Bees? Weevils? I do not know: insects. All I know is that they cannot fly. If they could, they would not need bridges.

-------------- The Story of JD7QW --------------

Designate JD7QW buckled the seatbelt around his carapaced waist, its legs quivering as it did so. It tried to hide its fright, but even from outside the tanker truck the Planner noticed.

"JD7QW," the Planner said, its mandibles clicking furiously, "this is no time for fear. You are performing the function for which you were produced, as am I. By testing this bridge we are expanding the reach of the Colony and celebrating the greatness of the Queen. That is all we can do. That is all we shall do."

Not daring to look at the Planner, JD7QW nodded while fixing its gaze straight ahead. The bridge in front of it was very wooden and very straight. It also appeared very fragile, like sunlight on water. How could it hold the weight of the enormously flammable tanker? "I imagine that there are supports underneath?" JD7QW asked, doing its best to hide its anxiety. "Steel? Perhaps concrete?"

"Such questions!" the Planner snapped. "I will answer, but know that I will be filing a Protest when I return to the Colony." It shook its engorged head. "It appears that the Breeders are producing defective Designates."

Again JD7QW did not dare turn around. Instead it looked up. The sky was cloudless and blue, so clear that the ghost of the moon could be faintly seen even in the daytime. I would like to fly there, the Designate thought suddenly. Such wonders I would see! But of course it couldn't. Only the Queen was allowed to have wings.

The Planner continued. "There is no steel. There is no concrete. There is wood and only wood. But -" The Planner's voice softened. Surprised, JD7QW peeked over. The Planner's mandibles had slowed, its multi-faceted eyes had grown clouded and dreamy. "- but oh, the design, the joins and triangles and descending supports, the interlocking wheels of pressure and release, the. . ." Caught up in the Planner's vision, it allowed itself to think: Someday I shall be allowed to dream as well.

Then the Planner shook its head. Its voice turned to jagged stone. "No more! You are impudent, JD7QW. Drive now. Go."

It stepped back. Unwilling and unable to disobey, JD7QW depressed the gas pedal and the tanker truck rumbled forward.

A short segment of paved road lay between the truck and the bridge. It took both an instant and an eternity to cross. Then JD7QW felt the wheels beneath him clunk as it rattled onto the wooden bridge, and right away it knew that it would not survive that day.

The bridge was already beginning to sway, the surface to buckle. A series of grand snapping noises echoed within the ravine, each one like the shattering of an enormous tree. The truck began to descend; frantic, JD7QW pressed the gas pedal with all its strength. The truck jerked forward, and for a moment the Designate thought that the vehicle might simply plow through the air to the other side, an invincible and impossible metal beast.

Then the wooden surface below him imploded, and the truck fell in earnest.

JD7QW barely had time to squeeze its eyes shut, to gag at the vortex in its stomach, when the fuel tank exploded. Free of its burden, the cab of the truck shot up into the air, and the sudden reverse in sensation caused JD7QW's eyes to fly open in surprise. And what it saw through the broken windshield was blue, endless blue, with the ghost of the moon traced far above.

It knew there wasn't much time left. With legs that were no longer trembling, it pressed the release on the seat buckle.

The Designate shot out of the vehicle immediately. Below him, the truck cab had already slowed and was falling back to earth. But not me, JD7QW thought. Now I shall fly. I shall fly to the moon. And it began to smile as it dreamed of what it might find there.

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There is a JD7QW inside all of us. If not for yourself, play this game for it.
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
It all started at 8 pm
"i will finish this level and then stop, okay seriously this level only , okay i swear this is the last level "
And then i found out it was 11 am and i still havent slept, and the only reason i stopped is because my mom came and slapped me and took my laptop and kept playing the game.... wth...
( i actually have over 9 hours in this game but net went off and steam did not record the time )

This game has all the important features for a puzzle game
- Addictive.
- Fun
- Challenging.
- Creative.
- Unique.
- Time Consuming,
- Repeated music that fits nicely .

If you like physics based puzzle games when you build a bridge for the cars/trucks to reaches the otherside, this game is your target , its hard its fun and its not slow, building and changing and editing are fast, get more construction tools as you go.


Have the Bridge collection but yet to try the others but since i loved this one so very much i am looking forward for the next, only if they'd add trading cards that would be really sweet

I like pretending there are people in the vehicles, and i do their voices and send them falling down without building a bridge and making up stories on why there was no bridge and why didn't they stop
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Searing indictment of the negative effects that budget cuts can have on a nation's infrastructure.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I've played three of the Bridge Constructor games, and find this one to be the hardest, but not sure if it was the bridges or the insane physics. This was the most frustrating of the three, mainly because a bridge may be successful one time in 10, but for different reasons - jumped funny, strange ramp effects, or tumbling incomprehensibly.

There are two parts, the main continent and the unlockable slope world. The slope world is the twist on this version of the game that salvaged the review, as the main continent was simply three bridge designs in different lengths, depending on what supplies you were granted. Slope you have to think about it, and deal with the crazy physics.

Bought in a bundle for about 75c US. Played for about 18 hours, with 4 of that on just a couple of bridges (see my guide on the worst one IMHO). NOT worth full retail of US$10, but if you can get it for 2.50 or less I think you will find it to be a pretty decent game.

5.5 / 10
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51 of 82 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2013
This game is awesome. It’s a simple premise: You build bridges. In reality it is a puzzle game with many solutions. Each level has a set of materials and a budget to work within, but it is up to you how you want to end up bridging the gap. That’s not to say most of your “solutions” won’t fail miserably. You are also constrained by physics and the properties of the given materials. In addition, it is not enough that your structure simply doesn’t collapse under its own weight; it has to be able to support traffic of different loads. I’ve lost count of the number of times that some trucks barely made it to the other side as my bridge built with spit and good intentions fell into a shattered ruin in their wake. This makes even the failures entertaining as you look what when wrong and iteratively adjust your design until it works. I definitely recommend it to the engineering-minded as it will occasionally force you to think outside the box to solve the problem at hand.
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44 of 71 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Small, nice game for the constructing-obsessed, LEGO people, but buy it only in a bundle or in a sale.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Bridge Constuctor itself is definetly the hardest game of the series.
In the first moment it looks like Bridge Constructor Playground but it's quite more than that.
2 different maps 8 different islands. One island has normal bridges one has crazy bridges.That means you have to build bridges with ramps and your test vehicles will fly through the air. If you have completed all this then comes the freaky part. You'll get a little more budget but now there is this super heavy tank truck. Damnit I hate it when it explodes and rip your bridge parts into pieces. If you like some challenge you can try to do most of the bridges just wooden. But at least at the tank truck you must use every idea you have to get him over ...
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
I actually found this to be an enjoyable game to play, some levels were very challenging, others were a breeze, but a nice mix of the two. Not overly demanding, yet still made you think. The physics seem a little off with the tanker trucks, but maybe that is just my perception of it.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes puzzles.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
I'm very glad that this game was greenlit. I'm not a specialist of such type games, but I remember that I spent nice time many years ago building bridges playing very old games. And this game gives me the same fun. Maybe it isn't the best game in it's genre and UI could be better but... IT GIVES ME SO MUCH FUN!
One big disadvantage for me is that I thought that I will be able to play it on my tablet using touchscreen, but it's not the best idea.

VERDICT:
If you're a fan of puzzle games and want to try something different, try this game, this may be it.
If you're a fan of bridge building games, you definitely should try this.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
The bridge constructor of this island actually said
"Yeah this bridge is approved"
after 2 trucks crossed it while it was collapsing.

10/10 Like Skyrim with Bridges - IGN
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
If you know your Statics, right-hand-rule, and such engineering goodness this game can be a breeze...and even if not it's incredibly addictive! (2kips*5in)/(5000ksi*0.002in^2) with a safety factor of 10 would play again.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
PRO:
+ Easy learning curve
+ Simple mechanics
+ Interesting puzzles
+ Achievements
+ Stats

CONTRA:
- The game tends to become very difficult in the second half.( found some levels to be very difficult, although the one after those seemed very easy)
- Notice the lack of options and the fact that it looks and feels like a tablet game with better graphics.
- Some of the levels are too hard
- Not enough consistency in the later levels

CONCLUSION:
When you build something that actually stands, the feeling is quite unique
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
One of the many games about building bridges. According to me game is quite difficult in highest mode. The graphics are ok. Gameplay also. Recommend for a small price.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2014
As an engineer, I find this to be a pretty fun bridge building game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
On the surface, this game appears to be shovelware. Half-finished collision boxes and clipart menu graphics leave a bad first impression, but play into it a bit, and at its core are a collection of solid and well thought-out physics puzzles.

My main problem with the game is that the physics are not consistent, which can be a severe detriment to a puzzle game (See Bad Rats), but here it doesn't seem to be a problem at all unless you're going for the "Your bridge broke but you still made it" achievement.

I was surprised by the creativity of the puzzles. The first bridge that gives you a "Checkpoint", or a location your vehicles must drive through before reaching the goal, places the checkpoint almost directly below the starting location, forcing you to think up some insane motocross ramp to reach it safely. And it only gets wackier from there.

Overall a thoroughly enjoyable puzzle game, if you like that sort of thing, with only a few problems that almost never seem to get in the way of gameplay.
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