Crafting Elaborate Bridges in Sons of the Forest: A Comprehensive Guide (2023)


Welcome to our in-depth guide on building bridges in Sons of the Forest, where we'll walk you through the intricacies of creating both basic standing bridges and rope bridges. Whether you're a novice or an experienced builder, our step-by-step instructions will empower you to navigate difficult terrains with ease.

Getting Started

If you're new to construction in Sons of the Forest, we recommend checking our general guide on building freeform structures before diving into bridge construction. Once you've grasped the basics, you'll be well-equipped to tackle challenging landscapes.

Building a Basic Bridge

Materials Needed:

  • Logs (10+ for a small bridge)
  • Log Storage (optional but recommended)
  • Tactical Axe
  1. Foundation: Begin by placing two whole logs vertically in the ground at the starting point of your bridge.

  2. Customization: Cut the logs to the desired size with a Tactical Axe, considering whether you want a ramp or steps.

  3. Support Structure: Position two logs diagonally, extending from the vertical logs, to create the foundational support structure for a ramp or steps.

  4. Extension: Extend the bridge by placing more vertical logs in front of the initial structure, ensuring they snap in place for straightness.

  5. Flooring: Split logs in half to create flooring for the bridge, alternating between vertical and horizontal placement as needed.

  6. Build as You Go: Construct the bridge sequentially rather than building the endpoint first to ensure a seamless connection.

For a visual demonstration, refer to the video guide linked in this article.

Building a Rope Bridge

Materials Needed:

  • Rope
  • Logs
  1. Rope Foundation: Place two vertical logs next to each other and connect them at the top using a horizontal log.

  2. Rope Attachment: Equip the rope and look up at the horizontal log, following the white line to indicate where to place the rope.

  3. End Point: Plan where to connect the rope bridge, either to another log structure or natural features like cliff edges or tall trees.

  4. Advantages: Rope bridges require fewer logs, and even one piece of rope can extend far enough for a useful bridge.

Ensure you have enough rope looted from various locations before embarking on your rope bridge project.


With this comprehensive guide, you're now equipped to build intricate bridges in Sons of the Forest, enhancing your traversal capabilities. Experiment with the principles outlined here to create larger and more complex bridge structures. Happy building!

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