During the Rough Landing story mission in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you will need to activate various wooden mechanisms to raise a bridge for you and Jonah to cross. You’ll need to tether ropes, push levers, and rotate cranks in order to solve this puzzle. If you’re stuck and need a hint, follow our steps below to find out how to solve the Rough Landing bridge crossing puzzle in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. 

How to Raise the Bridge in Rough Landing

After shuffling along the edge of the cliffside with Jonah during the Rough Landing mission, the two of you will discover a disconnected bridge, just beside a Quechuan Monolith. You will have to use the nearby levers and mechanisms to solve the bridge puzzle and reconnect the bridge crossing. 

Start by going up the steps leading to the bridge. Go towards the large stone wheel and look to the left to find a hanging ladder. Climb the ladder to reach the upper platform.

On the top platform, pull and turn the lever on the top of the platform. This will release water into the halfpipe and onto the scale.

Jump down and return to the bridge level. Team up with Jonah to push the lever attached to the large stone wheel. Pushing the wheel toward the bridge causes water to flow into the bucket, which in turn allows a rope-covered spool to roll down to the base of the bridge.

The first time you push the wheel with Jonah, Lara discovers the bucket is leaking, which means you’ll have to return to Jonah to push the wheel forward a second time. 

The next step is to create a rope tether from the far side of the bridge to the spool closest to you. Jonah can’t hold the wheel for long, so you’ll have to run down the stairs to the water level on the underside of the bridge to tether the ropes before Jonah lets go.

Once you finish connecting the rope tether, Jonah can let go. As the spool goes back up, the tether pulls up the other half of the bridge, allowing both of you to get across. Now, simply jump across the bridge and make your way to the next area.

You may have figured out how to raise the bridge in the Rough Landing bridge puzzle, but there’s still plenty more to come. There will be a Base Camp up ahead in case you were looking for a place to change Lara’s outfit. A Challenge Tomb is nearby as well, so you won’t want to pass that up. For more gameplay tips and puzzle solutions, visit our Shadow of the Tomb Raider Guide Hub.