Minecraft is a game that offers you a world in the making, or rather, worlds! You can either choose survival and fight your way in or get creative, depending on what you are feeling up to. On the outside, it may just seem like a world made of blocks, where you collect more blocks, but it is way more detailed and thought-provoking than that. How you get creative with the collected blocks is where it gets interesting. It has basic graphics, yet millions are spending their time digging and creating in the virtual landscape, that is, Minecraft.
There are zombies, farmers, water bodies, animals, and hidden worlds for you to explore. You can craft a variety of things like lighthouse, bamboo, smoker, stonecutter to monuments. Among all of the wondrous constructions, one of the most practical ones is a Minecraft bridge. They are not only cool to build, but also serve a great purpose in survival as well as creativity. There are also several enchantments for survival like underwater respiration, aqua affinity, impaling a trident, etc.
Why do you need a Minecraft Bridge?
If you have played Minecraft, you must have come across lakes, lava, and other things that need to be crossed. Building a Minecraft bridge is the best way to do that with the most safety. It can be used to cross canyons, rivers, castle towers, and even trees. You may also use them for further diverse purposes like transporting water or a minecart railway. It is the beauty of this game that you get to discover and try out new things with existing structures.
Holding on to that thought, Minecraft bridges come in a variety of designs. Although you will require precision as you have to build blocks where there is nothing, once you get the hang of it, it becomes more interesting.
Kinds of Minecraft Bridges
The bridges are not limited to one Minecraft bridge design. Depending on the creativity, need and resources that one has, bridges can be made in a really simple way as well as in a complex way. You can build a large or small Minecraft bridge as per your requirment. Following are a few of the types you can try building in your world:
- Basic simple wooden Minecraft bridge
- Curved wooden Minecraft bridge
- Large Minecraft stone bridge
- Suspension Minecraft bridge
- Hanging rope Minecraft bridge
- Ramp Minecraft bridge
- Minecraft Drawbridge
- Minecraft medieval bridge
Materials needed to build a Minecraft bridge
The most essential things you must collect or craft before you even think of building a Minecraft bridge are the materials that will become the core of your construct. They can be used for support, modification, and even decoration. It lies upon the discretion of the builder as to what their requirement is from a Minecraft bridge.
Stone or wooden bridges tend to be more popular as the materials can be attained easily and they look quite pretty. You can use a stonecutter to get different-sized stones. For posher Minecraft bridges, more complicated items are required like iron blocks, quartz, or concrete. Size also plays a big role as a simple wooden bridge may be fine for a river, but for a valley, a suspension bridge will look better. There is no one way to build one. However, to make it easier for you, the next paragraph contains a step-by-step guide on how to build a Minecraft bridge. Following are the materials that you will need:
- Spruce slab
- Spruce trapdoor
- Mossy stone brick stairs
- Dark oak fence gate
- Chiselled stone bricks
- Spruce log
The quantity of the materials may vary according to the accuracy you maintain to the instructions and the changes you may make to blend the Minecraft bridge into your own version.
Step by step guide: How to make a Minecraft bridge
After reaching the bank of the river or lake where you wish to build a Minecraft bridge in Survival mode, follow the next steps:
- Start by digging the ground near the bank and replace them by fitting in two or more spruce slabs, according to the width of the bridge you wish to make. Continue placing slabs in the water until you arrive at the other side and do the same with the opposite bank.
- Next, place a mossy stone brick slab on either side of the spruce slabs on the banks and one spruce trapdoor over each slab between the brick slabs.
- For strengthening or decoration purposes, whatever you may see it to be, place campfires on the slabs over the water next to each other. After they are placed, carefully put them out so that you get beautiful and sturdy two log bricks over your Minecraft bridge.
- Carefully place chiseled stone bricks beside the bridge in the water two blocks far from the bank in order to mark the placements of the columns. Make sure that they are aligned on each side. If your Minecraft bridge happens to be too long, build columns in the middle as well for support.
- For the columns underwater, clear space for it to be long enough to hold the weight you wish to transfer. Then, set spruce logs under the already placed stone bricks in succession with another stone brick. Do the same on all the required columns.
- The next step is a little tricky. Use inverted mossy stone brick stairs on the sides of your columns shoulder to shoulder to form plane-like support under your bridge. Then, under them, place a single inverted stair attached to each column acting as a support to the above stairs. Repeat it on each side of the Minecraft bridge.
- Place spruce slabs in the space left between the stairs, joining them in the act.
- Your bridge is almost complete. Place dark oak fence gates on the sides of the bridge over water. Set them next to each other from one bank to the other, starting from each brick slab.
- You can decorate the Minecraft bridge if you want by placing mossy stone brick walls on the sides and creating a covered setting by using spruce slabs. You can also add lanterns, oak leaves, rose bushes, and other things.
There you have it. A working, sturdy Minecraft bridge for you and your pets to use. Make the most out of it by adding your own personal touches and experimenting with them as you like. Enjoy the Minecraft world more by being able to make further innovative bridges in Creative mode.