To build and destroy bridges in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), talk to Tom Nook about infrastructure. Learn more about the different bridge types and how to place bridges with our How to Build Bridges guide below!
List of Contents
Here is the complete list of bridges you can build in New Horizons. There are 8 types of bridges in total.
|List of Bridge Types and Prices|
Red Zen Bridge
By default, you can only have up to 8 bridges and incline on one island.
However, you can now landscape your island with up to 10 bridges and inclines with the Pro Construction License! The license was added with the Version 2.0 Update as one of the many new Nook Miles Rewards.
|1||Talk to Tom Nook about infrastructure, then select about bridges/inclines.|
|2||Choose the type of bridge you want to build.|
|3||Use the bridge marker kit next to water.|
|4||The bridge will be built the next day after reaching goal..|
You can cancel bridge construction anytime.
After upgrading Resident Services, you'll gain access to infrastructural changes to the island by saying "Let's talk about infrastructure". After that, select "About bridges/inclines".
Choose to build a bridge, and select the type of bridge you want to build. Bridges differs in prices. See the complete list of bridges in the section above.
Use the Bridge Marker Kit next to the water to start the construction. Check this section for notes on bridge construction.
If you have been using the Island Designer app, you can use it to terraform the water.
After you put down the Bridge Marker, a Gyroid will be set in front of the planned location to accept donations. Once the full amount has been paid, the Bridge will be constructed.
This method will allow you to pay little by little until the amount is reached. Other island residents will donate, but only by a few bells.
You can cancel the construction anytime by talking to Tom Nook at the Resident Services. Take note that Bells that have been donated will be gone.
|1||Open Nook's Cranny.|
|2||Get the Bridge Construction Kit Recipe from Tom Nook.|
|3||Craft the Bridge Construction Kit.|
|4||Place the Bridge over a river.|
|5||Wait for the next day.|
To reach the point in the story where you can build a Bridge, the first step is to open the store: Nook's Cranny.
To get to this point in the story, you'll need to both pay back your initial loan of 5,000 Miles and collect resources like the hard-to-gather Iron Nuggets to fund the construction of Nook's Cranny.
An alternative way to cross rivers at the start of the game is to use the Vaulting Pole.
After Nook's Cranny is built, Tom Nook will give you the Housing Kits. He will also give you a Bridge Construction Kit DIY Recipe, asking you to place a Bridge.
Crafting the Bridge Construction Kit will allow you to place a single bridge. It will require Log Stakes, which the player will already have the DIY Recipe for.
Use the Bridge Construction Kit next to a River to build it. To see what it will look like before placing it, select "Let me imagine it."
At this point in the game, this is the only Bridge which can be built, so be sure to place it in an ideal spot!
It will take a day for the bridge to be constructed. In one day of real-world time, your bridge will be up and ready for use!
All bridges are 4 spaces wide. Even the log bridge that looks like 2 spaces wide actually takes up 4 spaces.
Your bridges can vary only through the width of the water.
Here are important things to take note of when choosing a place to build your bridge.
|Required Space for Water|
You need to have at least 4x3 space of water to build a bridge. You can also build a bridge over a river that is up to 5 spaces wide.
You cannot build that is less than 3 spaces and more than 5 spaces wide.
There should be 1 row of free space on both sides of the bridge. Both sides of land must be equal, meaning the edges should be parallel to each other.
Bridges can't be built near rivers or cliffs. To ensure a successful construction, make sure that there is free space around the bridge boundaries.
Bridges can't be built next to each other.Each bridge should be at least 1 space apart.
Unlike inclines, you can actually build diagonal bridges, provided you follow the requirements above.
You can use the Island Designer app to make the river flow diagonally. When left with jagged corners, you can use the waterscaping permit to smoothen the edges of land.
Bridges and inclines cannot be moved after setting up their construction kits, so choose their location carefully.
You can demolish an existing bridge by talking to Tom Nook about infrastructure. Destroying a bridge will cost you 10,000 Bells. After paying up, the bridge will be gone the next day.
Bridges lets you cross rivers without using the Vaulting Pole every time, making them super convenient. However, since land bridges can be constructed with the Island Designer app, we recommend saving up for Inclines first.
Inclines cannot be made with Island Designer, and are only available as infrastructure projects, making them more useful in the long run.
Each Bridge is a sizeable investment of 98,000 Bells or more. If you want to make this kind of change to your island, be sure to start saving up early!
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|How to Build and Destroy Bridges||How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines|
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|Cliff Ideas | How to Make Good Looking Cliffs||How to Make Natural Rivers|
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