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Macaw’s Bridges Minecraft Mod

Last modified on Jun 5, 2023 in Mods

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As you play through a Minecraft Server, many players enjoy building in elevated areas such as mountains. Alongside this, many choose to construct bridges to navigate the heights safely, but vanilla blocks are often not considered detailed enough. This leads players to turn towards mods to provide a higher quality build experience. Introducing Macaw’s Bridges, a simple mod that adds many new bridges of various materials to your game. From rope bridges to rails, there are tons of possibilities and combinations to choose from. Installing mods is streamlined with our Apex Hosting panel uploader, so we have created this tutorial to help you get started.


Macaw’s Bridges is owned by sketch_macaw on Curseforge, with artist credit provided to PeachyMacaw. The mod has well over 30.6 million downloads across both its Forge and Fabric versions. Macaw’s Bridges allows you to create and place a variety of bridges, stairs, and more.

Macaw’s Bridges Download

  1. Visit the Macaw’s Bridges Curseforge Page.
  2. Press Files at the top to view all available downloads.
    Macaw's Bridges Files
  3. Scroll down to find the version you wish to play on.
  4. Afterwards, press the download button on the right-hand side.
    Macaw's Bridges Downloads
  5. Save the file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.


Server-Side Installation

  1. Navigate to the Apex server panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the Game File section, then open the dropdown.
    Macaw's Bridges Versions
  3. Ensure the server is running a matching version of Minecraft Forge or Fabric.
  4. Following this, enter the FTP File Access from the left-hand menu.
  5. Here, create or locate the mods folder, then enter it.
    Macaw's Bridges Mods
  6. Press Upload in the top-left, then drag + drop the .jar file.
  7. Once 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page.
    Macaw's Bridges Upload
  8. Restart the server to load up Macaw’s Bridges.


Client-Side Installation

  1. Before proceeding, ensure you have installed Forge or Fabric client-side.
  2. Afterwards, open the Minecraft launcher, then access the Installations tab.
  3. Hover over your modded profile, then press the Open Folder icon.
    Macaw's Bridges Open Folder
  4. In the new window, create or locate the mods folder, then enter it.
  5. Paste the Macaw’s Furniture .jar file here.
    Macaw's Bridges Client Mods
  6. Return to the MC launcher, then press Play on your modded profile.


Gameplay Additions

Once you spawn into your Minecraft world, you can begin creating and placing the new bridges. There are many types to choose from with many different materials used for each one.

Macaw's Bridges Bridges

The most simplistic version, the basic bridge has railings and a solid base. These are great options for a more civilized approach and for wider bridges.

Rope Bridge
Macaw's Bridges Rope Bridges

Similar to the normal bridges, the rope bridges are a more simplistic design, featuring wooden beams and ropes. This is a great option if you are going for the wilderness theme.


Rail Bridge
Macaw's Bridges Rail Bridges

As the name implies, the rail bridge is primarily designed for the use of rails. The bridge itself features many support beams which add more realism to its functionality.

Bridge Support
Macaw's Bridges Supports

Aside from rope bridges, most structures will not float in midair and will need additional support. The support beams allow you to place your bridges up high with style.


Bridge Stairs
Macaw's Bridges Stairs

When creating your bridges, you will likely need to work with multiple levels. Whether you are connecting multiple structures or making an end point, bridge stairs help you out.

Stone Variations
Macaw's Bridges Stone Variations

Instead of plain old wood, stone variations such as sandstone, bricks, and deepslate are also available for use. Stairs, supports, and bridges are all available for use.


Macaw's Bridges Pliers 1

Macaw's Bridges Pliers 2

When placing bridges that are two or more blocks wide, you may notice that the ends are enclosed, leaving no pathway to access the bridge. By combining two iron ingots with three iron nuggets, you can craft the pliers. Simply right-click the ends of a bridge to open an entrance gap.


Following that, you now know how to install Macaw’s Bridges and have information on each of the different bridge types available to you. While the mod itself is quite simple, there are tons of options to work with to customize your experience. Create large rail systems, connect mountains, or just make fancy walkways on the ground. Whatever you decide to do, Macaw’s Bridges has you covered. With this in mind, you are ready to jump right into the action and start creating the bridges you’ve always dreamed of!

Helpful Links

Macaw’s Bridges Curseforge Page
How to Install Forge (Client-Side)
Fabric Client Installation

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