There's no point having a beautiful deserted island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons if your villagers can't access all of it. Infrastructure is important, and we think that it's only responsible if all Island Representatives were clued in on how to build a bridge in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to Build a Bridge in Animal Crossing New Horizons

So you're wanting to build a bridge in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Easy enough. Bridges are useful for a number of reasons - you don't have to get your vaulting pole out to get around if you have one connecting the bits of your island separated by rivers, and they're also a nice way to keep things looking orderly and not too chaotic. So, without further ado, here's what you're going to want to do. You'll have far freer access to infrastructure and bridge building once you've upgraded Resident Services to an actual building, so we'd say to do that (occurs naturally through the course of your playtime) and to have some bells stashed away to start. To build a bridge, carry out the following steps:

  • Approach Tom Nook's construction counter in Resident Services
  • Inquire about infrastructure when given the dialogue option to 
  • Select that you want to deal with bridges/ inclines
  • Select that you want to build a bridge

You'll then be able to pick the type of bridge, of which there is a whole list - we're talking about different materials and appearances, and they can top out at around 230,000 Bells for something truly premium so keep an eye on what you want the costs and aesthetic of your final product to look like. Once you've made a selection, Tom Nook will give you a kit which you're going to have to place down in the location that you want the bridge - this is something that you'll be familiar with since it applies to every building that you've picked the location of on the island. Just find a spot, lay down the kit, and a handy gyroid will be there to collect donations until the bridge is funded and fully built! If you're having trouble waiting to cobble the funds together in real time, why not check out our tips on how to time travel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons too? Just make sure to watch your turnips. 

Now that you have our guide on how to build a bridge in Animal Crossing New Horizons, it should be a little easier for you to ensure that your deserted island is well-connected with the best facilities. No more quarantining Pietro to one side of the island and putting running water between the two of you! If you don't yet own a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you're going to want to probably pick one up via this Amazon link - doing so will also support Prima Games at the same time, which we think is pretty rad. Once you've gotten a hang of the Island Representative lifestyle, come back to our dedicated guides hub and check out the tips and tricks that we've prepared for players just like you: