finished Sims 3 arched bridge

This tutorial will teach you how to create an arched bridge in The Sims 3 in a very easy way. Even for a beginner. There are a few things to think of after you have built your bridge and those are:

  • As we are using a cheat, remember to turn it off.
  • Always test your bridge with Sims.
  • Also test your lot on another location as it has been said the bridge doesn’t work properly if the lot is moved.

So let’s move on to the building.

Step 1

Build 2 1×1 foundation blocks with an uneven number of tiles between them. Uneven numbers makes the best result.

how to create arched bridges in Sims 3

Step 2

Build another 1×1 foundation block in the middle, 1 tile out on the side. This allows you to place floor tiles between the 2 blocks.

build uneven number of support blocks

Step 3

Drag the floor across and then delete the extra foundation block.

place floor tiles

Step 4

Choose some stairs you like and a fence you like. The fence can be added later when you are finished if you prefer that.

add stairs to bridge

Step 5

Now use the raise terrain tool with the smallest circular brush and maximum strength and raise the terrain a few clicks 2 tiles from the bridge. Just so you create a small hill.

use raise terrain tool

Step 6

Build a 1×1 foundation block over the hill.

add foundational block to hill

Step 7

Now bring up the cheat box and enable the cheat “constrainfloorelevation false.”

Use the terrain leveling tool and start on the foundation and drag it over the bridge, leaving 1 tile on each side.

use terrain leveling tool

Step 8

The result will be like this.

arched bridge in progress

Remove the foundation you just placed.

Step 9

Use the terrain tool again on the same spot and raise the terrain slightly less than before. This will create a curved form of the bridge.

raise terrain again

Step 10

Drag the foundation tool from the apex of the hill and make 2 blocks.

make two foundation blocks

Step 11

Use the terrain leveling tool again and this time leave 2 tiles on each side.

use terrain leveling tool

Step 12

Delete the foundation you just made and use the terrain raise tool again, clicking slightly less than before.

how to create arched bridges in Sims 3

Step 13

Drag the foundation tool from the apex of the hill and make 3 blocks.

how to create arched bridges in Sims 3

Step 14

Use the terrain leveling tool again and in my example it’s only the center tile you drag it over the bridge.

raising the terrain again for the arched bridge

Release it and the result is this:

Sims 3 arched bridge

Step 15

Remove the foundation, level the ground. And the most important thing, disable the cheat: “constrainfloorelevation true.”

Now you are done with the building. Make the surroundings pretty, add a pond and some foliage, using the moveobjects cheat. Don’t forget to disable this cheat too.

finished Sims 3 arched bridge

Hope you have fun building your own arched bridge in The Sims 3!

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