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23rd Dec '16 8:35:18 AM TheHeroHartmut
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' features the Big Bridge, a grand structure across the ocean which connects the continents of the West (allied) and the East (Exdeath's domain.) When Galuf crosses this bridge, alone, to rescue his captive friends, he's met by [[TheDragon Gilgamesh]] and the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome famous]] "Battle On The Big Bridge" theme plays, which became so iconic of the battle it has become Gilgamesh's personal theme song.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' features the Big Bridge, a grand structure across the ocean which connects the continents of the West (allied) and the East (Exdeath's domain.) When Galuf crosses this bridge, alone, to rescue his captive friends, he's met by [[TheDragon Gilgamesh]] and the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome famous]] "Battle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMTXyExkeI Battle On The Big Bridge" Bridge]] theme plays, which became so iconic of the battle it has become Gilgamesh's personal theme song.



*** Gilgamesh also appears as an optional boss with the first of his two battles on a bridge. He tries to introduce himself as dramatically as possible, but he winds up jumping a little too far and bouncing over the edge before flying back up to initiate the battle.

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*** Gilgamesh [[DimensionalTraveller Gilgamesh]] also appears as an optional boss with the first of his two battles on a bridge. He tries to introduce himself as dramatically as possible, but he winds up jumping a little too far and bouncing over the edge before flying back up to initiate the battle.
11th Dec '16 4:10:19 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* OlderThanPrint: MythRobinHood first met Little John when they fought with quarterstaves over a bandit toll John had posted on a bridge. Robin lost, but John was impressed enough with his sportsmanship and abilities that [[DefeatMeansFriendship he became Robin's right-hand man]].

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* OlderThanPrint: MythRobinHood Myth/RobinHood first met Little John when they fought with quarterstaves over a bandit toll John had posted on a bridge. Robin lost, but John was impressed enough with his sportsmanship and abilities that [[DefeatMeansFriendship he became Robin's right-hand man]].
21st Oct '16 11:55:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' features a huge tree which the heroes use as a bridge onto the plateau. Predictably, it gets destroyed, leaving them with no choice but to go forward.

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* ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'' features a huge tree which the heroes use as a bridge onto the plateau. Predictably, it gets destroyed, leaving them with no choice but to go forward.
16th Oct '16 10:33:52 PM Zyffyr
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* In ''Literature/TTheLordOfTheRings'', it is at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm where Gandalf the Grey fights the Balrog, and falls.

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* In ''Literature/TTheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', it is at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm where Gandalf the Grey fights the Balrog, and falls.
8th Oct '16 7:46:22 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', the third act of the story is kicked off by Robin and Nikita crossing a cursed bridge that leads from Wars to Sawa. It's also where the readers get to learn a bit more about Robin and get their first glimpse of [[BiggerBad Ernest]].
18th Jul '16 6:08:24 AM isoycrazy
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* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' parodies the scene mentioned in Robin Hood's entry under literature. In this movie, the "river" is a tiny crick that one can straddle with no effort and the bridge is just a six-foot work over a 3-inch drop. In this one, Robin won and John feared drowning in the "river" when he lands in it.



* In '' Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E02RocksAndShoals Rocks and Shoals]]" has a prisoner swap on an isthmus on a barren world.



* Link and Saria in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the Bridge of Eldin (shown above) is where Link engages in a mounted duel with King Bulblin. The same bridge is also a stage in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.

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* Link and Saria in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the Bridge of Eldin (shown above) is where Link engages in a mounted duel with King Bulblin. The same bridge is also a stage in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
28th Apr '16 11:15:21 AM Scorntex
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens:'' Toward the end of the film, Han Solo encounters [[spoiler:Kylo Ren on an incredibly thin bridge over a large chasm inside Starkiller Base, with no handrails preventing anyone from falling over the side.]]


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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII:'' Three-quarters of a way through the game, Kratos comes across a massive bridge leading over a large valley leading to the Temple of The Sisters of Fate, which falls to pieces as he makes his way across it. Fortunately, he "borrows" some wings from Icarus just before he got there.
20th Apr '16 12:23:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' features Indy, Short Round and Willie trapped in the middle of a rope bridge with the bad guys surrounding them. Indy: "[[OhCrap Oh,]] [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]."
** In ''Film/TheLastCrusade'', the invisible bridge (a trick of perspective) that connects the inner chambers of Alexandretta with the Grail's Tomb is devised as the ultimate test of the seeker's faith.

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''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' features Indy, Short Round and Willie trapped in the middle of a rope bridge with the bad guys surrounding them. Indy: "[[OhCrap Oh,]] [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]."
** In ''Film/TheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', the invisible bridge (a trick of perspective) that connects the inner chambers of Alexandretta with the Grail's Tomb is devised as the ultimate test of the seeker's faith.
9th Mar '16 3:14:54 PM molokai198
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* In the climax of ''Literature/TheSight'', [[TheHero Larka]] and [[BigBad Morgra]] confront each other on a bridge on a citadel [[spoiler:which collapses and kills them both.]]
12th Jan '16 2:30:11 PM StFan
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* One of the ''FairyPrincessMinkyMomo'' [=OAVs=] ("The Bridge Over Dreams," maybe?) had a bridge with the legend that anyone who met another person on the bridge would eventually meet them there again. The catch is that it's about to be torn down--will everyone be able to get back in time?

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* One of the ''FairyPrincessMinkyMomo'' ''Anime/FairyPrincessMinkyMomo'' [=OAVs=] ("The Bridge Over Dreams," maybe?) had a bridge with the legend that anyone who met another person on the bridge would eventually meet them there again. The catch is that it's about to be torn down--will everyone be able to get back in time?



* In ''MangaSaintSeiya'', the way to Yamir, home of the Cloth Artisan Mu, can only be reached by crossing a bridge across a spike-lined pit. At the bottom lie the corpses of all warriors and Saints who failed to conquer the bridge, and whose restless spirits now pull any newcomers into their own deaths. Dragon Shiryu, in his quest to have Mu repair the Dragon and Pegasus Cloths, must cross this bridge.

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* In ''MangaSaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', the way to Yamir, home of the Cloth Artisan Mu, can only be reached by crossing a bridge across a spike-lined pit. At the bottom lie the corpses of all warriors and Saints who failed to conquer the bridge, and whose restless spirits now pull any newcomers into their own deaths. Dragon Shiryu, in his quest to have Mu repair the Dragon and Pegasus Cloths, must cross this bridge.



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* Want to add extra wangst to your SpiderMan story? Have a callback to Gwen Stacy being thrown off a bridge.

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* Want to add extra wangst to your SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story? Have a callback to Gwen Stacy being thrown off a bridge.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', the entrance to the town of San Ricardo is a bridge. It's on the bridge where Puss experiences his greatest moment of shame, for which he has been [[TheAtoner trying to atone for]], and it's there that he [[spoiler:and Humpty Dumpty]] find redemption in the climax.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', the entrance to the town of San Ricardo is a bridge. It's on the bridge where Puss experiences his greatest moment of shame, for which he has been [[TheAtoner trying to atone for]], and it's there that he [[spoiler:and Humpty Dumpty]] find redemption in the climax.



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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', it was at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm where Gandalf the Grey fought the Balrog, and fell.

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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TTheLordOfTheRings'', it was is at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm where Gandalf the Grey fought fights the Balrog, and fell.falls.



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* The infamous footbridge in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.
** It's indecent, too.

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* The infamous footbridge in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.
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''Theatre/TheMusicMan''. It's indecent, too.



* Bridges are vital defensive choke points in ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'', since a battle taking place over one forces the aggressor to take their entire army over the narrow path, turning their ordered ranks into a shapeless mass. An enterprising player can take advantage of this if they are playing as factions like England -- by placing a few units of infantry directly in front of the bridge to block off their path forward, and using copious numbers of archers, the defending army can inflict more than 1500 casualties while suffering ''less than 50''. Entire factions can be militarily humbled or broken entirely from a couple of these battles.
** Demonstrated by the Scots in ''Fanfic/AScotsmanInEgypt'' where the Mongols hordes are eradicated over the course of two battles on bridges thanks to well prepared formations, siege weapons, and Scotsmen being Scotsmen.

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* Bridges are vital defensive choke points in ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'', since a battle taking place over one forces the aggressor to take their entire army over the narrow path, turning their ordered ranks into a shapeless mass. An enterprising player can take advantage of this if they are playing as factions like England -- by placing a few units of infantry directly in front of the bridge to block off their path forward, and using copious numbers of archers, the defending army can inflict more than 1500 casualties while suffering ''less than 50''. Entire factions can be militarily humbled or broken entirely from a couple of these battles.
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battles. Demonstrated by the Scots in ''Fanfic/AScotsmanInEgypt'' ''LetsPlay/AScotsmanInEgypt'' where the Mongols hordes are eradicated over the course of two battles on bridges thanks to well prepared well-prepared formations, siege weapons, and Scotsmen being Scotsmen.



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