Bridges are landmarks that cross over the river, connecting the land on both sides.
In Animal Crossing, Tortimer may appear one day next to the river. If spoken to, he will ask the player if they would like to build a bridge there. If the player says yes, a bridge will appear the next day over the river where Tortimer was standing.
Most towns have two bridges to start with, but if the town has an island, another bridge will appear.
In City Folk
In City Folk, another bridge will be built after donating 200,000 Bells to the Town Fund and will take a week to build. The player has to go to the civil center in the town hall and choose Town Fund and Pelly will ask them to vote. In New Leaf, only one bridge is available at the start of the game, but more are available as Public Works Projects, with up to three bridges permitted at once. In New Horizons, the Deserted Island initially has no bridges, but one can later be crafted at no cost and more can be funded and constructed after Resident Services is upgraded to a building.
In New Leaf
In all games up until New Leaf there were two types of bridges, Cobblestone and Suspension. In New Leaf, there are four new types of bridges as well as the two original styles for a total of six different bridge styles. In New Horizons, there are a total of eight bridge styles.
New Leaf bridges
In New Leaf, bridges can be constructed through Public Works Projects. The town can hold a maximum of three bridges. Demolishing the original bridge from the town in order to build a new one counts against the player's 30 Public Works Projects.
|Cobblestone Bridge||Suspension Bridge||Brick Bridge||Modern Bridge||Fairy-Tale Bridge||Wooden Bridge|
New Horizons bridges
In New Horizons, there are eight bridge styles. All styles are unlocked once Resident Services is upgraded from a tent to a building. To create a bridge, the player must speak to Tom Nook about infrastructure, then select "Bridges". The player can then choose the style of bridge they want, and place the construction plot anywhere on their island where there is an even stretch of river. Lloid will appear with the plot and accept donations for the bridge's construction, and when the required funding has been donated in full, the bridge will be completed the next day.
Bridges can be canceled during the funding period by speaking to Lloid and paying 10,000 Bells, or demolished after construction by speaking to Tom Nook and paying 10,000 Bells. A maximum of 8 bridges can be placed on the island at once.
|Log Bridge||98,000 Bells|
|Suspension Bridge||128,000 Bells|
|Wooden Bridge||168,000 Bells|
|Stone Bridge||168,000 Bells|
|Brick Bridge||198,000 Bells|
|Zen Bridge||228,000 Bells|
|Red Zen Bridge||228,000 Bells|
|Iron Bridge||228,000 Bells|
- If the player demolishes a bridge in New Leaf that is next to a villager who has moved in, Isabelle will not allow the bridge placement because she now considers it too close to the house and 'might cause problems'.