Powered bridge

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| name=Powered bridge
| affiliation=Combine
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| usedby=*Gordon Freeman
*Alyx Vance
*Combine units
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The Combine '''powered bridge'''''The Orange Box Prima Guide'' is a type of force field platform used inside the Citadel acting as a means of reaching otherwise inaccessible areas.


Powered bridges can only be activated if two Combine Power Generator|Power Generators within the immediate vicinity are activated. It is seen within the Citadel Core|Citadel's Core that the bridges can be bisected, and each half can rotate without the need for extra machinery at the new, broken end to move into a specific position. The generators powering these bridges can only be activated by the Combine Energy Balls taken from the power streams found in the Citadel.

Powered bridges are prevalent in the Citadel Core in ''Half-Life 2 Episode One'', where Gordon Freeman must reactivate several deactivated ones in order to proceed. Stalkers can use their laser to destroy the energy orbs powering the bridge generators, and they do indeed utilize this ability to hinder Gordon's progress.


FileEp1 citadel 010015.JPG|Generator malfunctioning above a powered bridge.
FileEp1 citadel 010006.JPG|The same generator killing Overwatch Soldiers.
FileEp1 citadel 010024.JPG|After Gordon safely crosses the bridge, Alyx follows.
FileEp1 citadel 020029.JPG|One of two generators has to be powered up to make the powered bridge functional.
FileEp1 citadel 020036.JPG|An activated powered bridge.
FileEp1 citadel 030028.JPG|Powered bridges near the Citadel Core.
FileEp1 citadel 030021.JPG|Ditto.
FileEp1 citadel 030022.JPG|Ditto.
FileEp1 citadel 030026.JPG|Ditto.
FileEp1 citadel 030024.JPG|A closeup of the powered bridge machinery.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' {{1st}}
*Source Particle Benchmark {{Gf}} {{Nc}}

==See also==
*Aperture Science Hard Light Bridge


CategoryCombine technology