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Bridge of Eldin
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The Bridge of Eldin in Twilight Princess
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The Bridge of Eldin,(TP | BotW)[citation needed][1] also known as Eldin Bridge,(BotW)[2] is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.

Features and Overview

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, the Bridge of Eldin is a bridge found north of Kakariko Village. It crosses a deep gorge where Zora's River runs through, essentially connecting the Eldin Province to a path leading to the Lanayru Province.[3] It also serves as the main access road to the Hidden Village.[3]

After King Bulblin suddenly kidnaps Colin from Kakariko Village, he makes his way to the Bridge of Eldin, with Link in pursuit. Here, the two engage in horseback combat in which Link comes out victorious and rescues Colin from the Bulblin's grasp. Once the young hero clears the Goron Mines and crosses this Bridge en route to the next province, a significant portion of the Bridge is removed by Zant's Twilit Messengers, thus blocking the path. Defeating the beasts causes a Twilight Portal to be created, but it cannot be used due to the Bridge's removal.

Link eventually finds what appears to be the removed section of the Bridge of Eldin in the western part of the Gerudo Desert, right on the Gerudo Mesa. With the aid of Midna, the young hero warps back to the area where the Bridge of Eldin was removed, taking the section with them.[4] However, if Link did not defeat the Shadow Beasts that appeared after the Bridge was removed, the portal will not appear and thus they will be unable to warp the missing section of the Bridge. Once the portal is created, Midna will place the section back where it belongs, allowing Link to cross the Bridge again.

Once Link receives the Ancient Sky Book from Shad, he will have to return to the Bridge of Eldin in order to receive a Sky Character from the Owl Statue situated in the northern section of the bridge. Moreover, by transporting the statue to the other side of the Bridge and situating it exactly below a certain ledge will allow Link to jump over and obtain a Piece of Heart.

A male Golden Phasmid can also be found in the northern portion of the Bridge of Eldin.

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, the Bridge of Eldin is a bridge that crosses over Death Mountain's lava moat in the Eldin Region, connecting Death Mountain with Eldin Canyon. It is denoted as Death Mountain Marker #8.[5] A road leading from Goron City paves the way to the Bridge through the Abandoned North Mine and Stolock Bridge. On the western side of the Bridge of Eldin is a Cannon, one of many stationed around Death Mountain that the Gorons use to drive away Divine Beast Vah Rudania.[6]

The Bridge is initially inaccessible as Bludo, the Gorons' Boss, had drew the Bridge to prevent Vah Rudania from crossing over.[7] After Link saves Yunobo a second time from a pair of Black Moblins at the Bridge's Cannon, and informs him of Bludo's inability to come and use the Cannon, the two decide to attack Vah Rudania themselves so that Link can board it.[8] Yunobo uses Daruk's Protection and instructs Link to fire him at the Bridge using the Cannon to lower it.[9][10] From there on, the Bridge becomes accessible.

Other Appearances

Link's Crossbow Training

In Link's Crossbow Training, the Bridge of Eldin appears as a Defender Mode scenario in Level 6. Link is chased by Bokoblins, some riding on Bullbos and firing flaming arrows. Kargaroks and Bokoblins will also chase after him. Link's mission is to safely cross the Bridge.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

See SmashWiki's article on Bridge of Eldin for more information.
The Bridge of Eldin Stage from Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Bridge of Eldin is featured as a Stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Stage is totally flat, similar to Final Destination, but its ends extend beyond the left and right boundaries, making it possible to walk off the stage to a KO. Every once in a while, King Bulblin riding Lord Bullbo, randomly followed by a Bulblin, will appear crossing the stage to drop a Bomb Barrel, opening a gap in the middle of the Bridge. After a while, a Portal appears in the sky restoring the missing part of the Bridge. In the Event Match "Dark Link Duel," Dark Link is fought on this Stage. In addition, along with the Pirate Ship, it is one of two Stages where Fighters can fight any one of the characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise in Classic Mode.

Music

The following is the music that appears in the Bridge of Eldin stage:

Hyrule Warriors



In Hyrule Warriors, the Bridge of Eldin appears as part of the Twilight Field stage. In the Land of Twilight Scenario, Midna appears as an enemy fighting Lana. During the scenario, Midna will appear on the Bridge of Eldin.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The Bridge of Eldin reprises its role as a Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The Bridge of Eldin is equivalent to the stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and has no changes.

Music

The following is the music that appears in the Bridge of Eldin stage:

  • Main Theme Ver. 2
  • Dark World / Dark World Dungeon
  • Ocarina of Time Medley
  • Title (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Hidden Mountain & Forest
  • Hyrule Field
  • Main Theme (Twilight Princess)
  • The Hidden Village
  • Midna's Lament

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Bridge of Eldin once again returns as a Stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Just like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, the Bridge of Eldin is exactly the same as seen before.

Trivia

  • In Twilight Princess during the horseback portion of the battle against Ganondorf, the Bridge will appear destroyed regardless of whether or not it was repaired.
  • In some copies of Twilight Princess, there is a game breaking glitch which prevents Link from advancing to the Lanayru Province. If the game is saved and then quit after the Bridge has been destroyed, but before entering the Twilight, Link will appear on the south side of the bridge after opening the file, making it impossible to continue through the game.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese オルディン橋 (Orudin Bashi) (BotW) Ordin Bridge
Netherlands Dutch Eldinbrug Eldin bridge
Canada FrenchCA Pont d'Ordinn Bridge of Ordinn
French Republic FrenchEU Pont d'Ordinn Bridge of Ordinn
Federal Republic of Germany German Brücke von Eldin Bridge of Eldin
Italian Republic Italian Il ponte di Oldin The bridge of Oldin
Republic of Korea Korean 올딘대교 (oldindaegyo) Eldin Bridge
Russian Federation Russian Мост Элдина (Most Eldina) Eldin bridge
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Gran Puente de Eldin Great Bridge of Eldin
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Gran Puente de Eldin Great Bridge of Eldin

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References

  1. "Bridge of Eldin" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "He should be at Eldin Bridge." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "I would try to find the path beyond the Bridge of Eldin that leads to Lanayru Province." — Gor Coron (Twilight Princess)
  4. "What is this thing? It does seem to be man-made. I wonder what it is? Why is it there? It doesn't look like it's been there long, does it?" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  5. "Death Mountain Marker #8
    Bridge of Eldin
    " — Sign (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "I can't tell ya how many times we've used the cannon to chase off that fiend." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "The problem is...good ol' Boss raised the Bridge of Eldin to make sure that mean Divine Beast couldn't get over here." — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "WHAT?! You're gonna try to board the Divine Beast? Who do you think you are...Lord Daruk? It's dangerous in there, goro! Though I guess if you weakened it first, it might be possible... But...why risk it?! [...] Hmm. Well, I don't really get it, but I'm sure you have your reasons, goro..." — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Oh! It occurs to me that YOU know how to use the cannons! Don't you, goro? Maybe we CAN get across after all... So let's just do what I do to help Boss sometimes. That means I'm gonna be the cannonball! And you'll launch me, goro! [...] I've got Daruk's Protection, goro! My ancestor's help can't possibly fail me!" — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "So rest easy, got it? Well, go on then! Take aim at the Bridge of Eldin and fire away, goro!" — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)

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