The Bridge to Nowhere is the 79th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Bridge to Nowhere Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
The Bridge to Nowhere is unlocked after completing The Delights of Van Horn after an hour of in-game time passes.
Quest Giver: John Marston
Region: New Hanover
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Plant the dynamite within 1 minute 35 seconds
- Escape the oncoming train within 19 seconds
Starting Location: Bacchus Station, New Hanover
Talk to John Marston
Join John Marston near Bacchus Station to rig the nearby bridge to blow up. After loading up a hand cart with high explosives, it’s time to wheel out to the bridge. Carefully.
When you reach a point just past the ladder, Marston will tell you to stop. Grab a box of dynamite off of the hand cart and walk over to the railing just to the right of the ladder.
When in position, press / to lower it over the side…
…then alternate between / and / to lower the box down to John. Once he has the first crate, repeat the process for the second crate.
Immediately climb down the ladder and prepare for a really tight time limit.
- GOLD MEDAL: Plant the dynamite within 1 minute 35 seconds
Grab a bundle of dynamite and plant it on one of the three bridge supports marked with a waypoint. You need to hit / the second you’re in position to plant the dynamite.
Quickly run back to the crates to get your next bundle, and repeat the entire process for all three supports.
Make sure to do them in order from closest to furthest away, because once the third dynamite is planted, you immediately start a cutscene and are teleported to the bottom of the ladder, meaning that you only have to cover the distance to the furthest support once, rather than there and back. There is virtually no margin for error to get this task completed in 1:35, and every little bit helps.
Climb back to the top and run for the hand cart. As soon as you’re near it, hit / to drive the handcart.
- GOLD MEDAL: Escape the oncoming train within 19 seconds
Then when Arthur’s side is up and the icon in the lower right lights up, hold / and release it as he raises it. Its critical that you get this rhythm down, and release at the correct moment or you will lose speed. And if you thought the previous time limit was tight, this one is downright ridiculous.
Once you’re clear, Arthur and John will leap to safety as the train speeds past.
Follow John down to the plunger and blow the bridge up to end the mission.
This finishes The Bridge to Nowhere main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Archeology for Beginners starts.
Next Up: Archeology for Beginners
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.