Question About Bridges

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wagtunes

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« on: November 22, 2015, 04:15:55 PM »
I see that there are a number of bridges in the creator. However, they are all of fixed size and some of them, if laying out in pieces, just don't look good. I'd like to use one of these for a crossing between two pieces of land.

So here is my question.

Is there any way to increase the size of a single piece of bridge like you're able to do with trees and plants? If  not, then some of these bridges really only work for very specific crossing distances which I find very design limiting.

What are my options?

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 06:52:58 PM »
Bridges cannot be increased in size and they are fixed to the water level.  There are a couple that you can piece together nicely but it definitely takes patience and a steady hand.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 06:59:06 PM »
Bridges cannot be increased in size and they are fixed to the water level.  There are a couple that you can piece together nicely but it definitely takes patience and a steady hand.

I have noticed that. A steady hand and maximum zoom to get things to fit just right.

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 07:02:55 PM »
Having joined many a bridge (railway tracks on university links is bridges) I have a odd pointer to lining them up:

1. Closer you zoom in the smaller the movement when aligning.
2. Small rotations are almost unnoticeable so are great for getting it to join perfectly... and if you are doing a large arc then it doesn't even matter.

On another note, would love more control/variety of bridge.  A long and a high stock bridge would be super... In fact quick win would be publishing all/some the current ones at a higher level... Let the designers make them make sense :-)
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 10:25:57 PM »
Curved bridges rock!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 06:06:39 PM »
I love doing curved bridges too.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 04:14:58 PM »
How might one create a bridge over a grass ditch?   Are there any techniques I should use?

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 04:56:56 PM »
Being that the bridges won't set much higher than the water table it would be tricky.  The only real way that I can think of to get an actual ditch of any depth would be to use the big bridge with the three water pass ways.  Lower your ditch as far down as you can without hitting water and then bring the land back up around the bridge leaving only the highest part exposed that suits your liking.  Maybe so one else has some ideas, but the other bridges won't give you much depth.  Maybe somebody else has some better ideas.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 12:13:30 PM »
How might one create a bridge over a grass ditch?   Are there any techniques I should use?

I was able to use a few pieces of wood stairs to build a bridge over a dry creek that was above water level.  I believe it was a single step on either end and then two of the three step version in the middle.  I also added the wood fence for a railing and it turned out pretty good.  It was on Pine Park Lodge - Hole 7.

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 01:19:38 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'll try these ideas. I can now understand some of the frustration with water. Having bridges pinned to water and then only allowing water at a fixed level is particularly limiting. 

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2015, 03:50:36 PM »
There was some talk a while back about the possibility of different water levels and maybe even flowing water........  Maybe coming in another update.  That might open up some possibilities with bridges as well.  I'm just guessing though,
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 02:11:51 AM »
How might one create a bridge over a grass ditch?   Are there any techniques I should use?

I was able to use a few pieces of wood stairs to build a bridge over a dry creek that was above water level.  I believe it was a single step on either end and then two of the three step version in the middle.  I also added the wood fence for a railing and it turned out pretty good.  It was on Pine Park Lodge - Hole 7.

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2015, 06:51:27 AM »
Checkout "White Fir Valley" and "Le golf des vacheries" to see the originals.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2015, 08:03:56 AM »
Go see TPC@ Boston, i created the ditch then raised up a thin area like a land bridge then covered the thin area from one side to the other with the single wooden step prefab, that then covers the land strip as if it was not there, once planted with grasses etc you cannot make out the raised strip unless you are looking for it.

 

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