Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Bridges

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Bridges

Bridges will allow you to access all areas of your Animal Crossing New Horizons island with ease. Here's how to build bridges.

Bridges are an important thing to consider when building up your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. They allow you to reach areas blocked by rivers, and will improve the overall aesthetic of your island. Building them is expensive, time consuming and downright difficult, but it's worth it for how much easier they'll make your day to day life. Here's how to build bridges.

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How to Build Bridges

To build bridges in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to speak to Tom Nook at Resident Services (the upgraded building, more on that here). Sit down in the chair in front of him and select 'Let's talk infrastructure'. You can then choose to build a bridge. There are a number of bridges to choose from, ranging in prices. Once you've picked a bridge, go and place it where you want it to be built. Construction will then begin.

Bridges List

There are a number of bridges to choose from in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's the full list, alongside prices for each bridge:

  • Log Bridge - 98,000
  • Suspension Bridge - 129,800
  • Stone Bridge - 168,000
  • Wooden Bridge - 168,000
  • Brick Bridge - 198,000
  • Iron Bridge - 228,000
  • Red Zen Bridge - 228,000
  • Zen Bridge - 228,000
Building bridges is fun! | Jake Green/USG

Collecting Bells to Pay For a Bridge

Once you've laid down a construction area for your bridge, you'll need to donate Bells to get it built. Speak to the character next to the new bridge and they'll ask for money. Donate the full amount to finish construction. The bridge will be done the following day.

How to Build Your First Bridge

To build your first bridge you'll need to have invited three new residents to love at your island (more on inviting characters in this guide). Once you have, Tom Nook will call you indicating that a bridge will need to be built. He'll give you the recipe for a Bridge Construction Kit. You'll need to collect the following to build your first bridge:

  • Log Stakes (4)
  • Clay (4)
  • Stone (4)
Your first bridge | Jake Green/USG

Will Other Residents Donate Bells to the Bridge Fund?

Despite the bridge being a community project, you will need to donate the Bells to make the bridge. If residents donate at all, they do so in such small amounts that construction would take too long. We recommend raising the funds yourself (info on making money in this guide).

Here are your options | Jake Green/USG

Deleting a Bridge

If you find that you would like to delete a bridge, head to Tom Nook. Once again, select the island infrastructure option and then choose to talk about bridges. From here you can demolish bridges.

There's plenty more on Animal Crossing right here on USG. For a look at what our official verdict is on the new game, head here. For some awesome Roald fanart, head here

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Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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