Pontifex Contest 28 Results


These are the results for the 28th bridge building contest.

There were 92 bridges sent in:

  • 11 ARTISTIC entries,
  • 50 NORMAL entries
  • 6 HARD bridges,
  • and 25 additional/disqualified entries.

The drawbridge-level resembled the one of contest 22, with the exception that there was no closing phase. A lot of new players didn't take this difference into account - maybe they preferred a more realistic design, maybe they didn't notice the peculiarity. Anyway, normal bridges can be divided into three classes: the top 9 bridges are highly sophisticated, cheap and don't use hydraulics (or only very few; these guys may call themselves pros), then there's a wide range of ambitious bridges using different techniques with variable success, and finally, we have some bridges that were built to last and the architects don't really seem to care about the costs.

Concerning the EXPERT bridges there were only very few submissions that can be subdivided into two really cheap approaches and four constructions that were conform with the original idea. I don't say easy, but some of you guys could have made it to the podium with a fraction of the effort spent in the NORMAL category ...

Feedback, please!

As always, any feedback on the contest is welcome. Please post your impressions in this forum thread. Each of the winners will get an eternal place in the Hall Of Fame (if he doesn't have one yet) once I get the necessary information from them. The bridge cost discussion forum is no longer password-protected until the next contest starts. For your reference, the rules/prizes page and the contest level file can still be found here.

Special Thanks

I'd like to thank Chronic Logic for providing the prizes and everybody who submitted a bridge! I hope you enjoyed building the bridges, reading and posting on the forum and everything else!


For the title of the best ARTISTIC bridge, I ask you to vote for your candidate in this forum poll. The candidates are listed on the 'ARTISTIC entries summary' page (link below). The poll will be closed after two weeks.

Download all bridges

Watching the bridges in action is always better than just looking at screenshots. Unfortunately, you need the full version of BCS to do this. Another comfortable and recommended way to peek at all bridges is Ead's Pontifex 2 bridge viewer. The ALL bridges ZIP archive has a size of 338 KB.

Now ... the RESULTS!


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