Roped Cat Bridge
$195.00 – $240.00
– Includes –
1 (one) Roped Cat Bridge at your desired length
This piece comes standard with rustic twine as a railing along each side.
Want to upgrade the bridge roping?
For a modern look, we can use long-lasting paracord for the railing instead of twine. If you would like this option added to your bridge, please follow this link!
– Standard Dimensions –
Total Height (including brackets): 6″ Depth: 9″
– How to Choose Bridge Length –
The length that you order is the distance you want to be held between the two end 18″ wide platforms. Please do not include the platforms in your measurement. It’s also a good idea to add a couple of inches for wiggle room.
Please click here to see a measurement example.
– About –
This is an Indiana Jones-style cat bridge, which is the very first product we made after getting our first cat Ickle. After seeing how much he liked it, it gave us the idea for starting the shop 4 years ago. It’s still one of the most popular items in the shop and also Ickle’s favorite napping spot. Each bridge is hand-crafted and built to order. Ickle often falls asleep lounging on his back in the center of his bridge. Cats of all sizes can use this bridge for relaxing or to travel across the span of a doorway or other gap.
Each bridge is built with safety in mind. We rope the bridge slats up with paracord is rated to hold up to 160lbs. Roping is weaved 3″ high along the entire bridge for added stability and to act as a railing. The bridge slats (7.5″ wide) are securely attached to the two 9″D x 18″W platforms.
*All 4 L-Brackets come detached from the platforms so that you can mount them based on where your studs are located. We recommend each platform being mounted into at least one stud.
**Free Shipping to the Contiguous US
Pictured is a Roped Cat Bridges in Onyx stain and Twine roping
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Love the Indiana Jones bridge
The space we had for it was from one pot shelf to another, but with a little adaptation and some different brackets, it worked beautifully. We love the look of the rope suspension bridge across the hall. The cats are still getting used to it, but I have high hopes.
Hi Janet! We're glad to hear that you were able to get everything installed. Hopefully the "acclimating your cat" tips card is helpful if your cats are still hesitant. Otherwise, feel free to reach out and we'll see what we can do!
My cat jumping off a bridge
My Savannah Cat was a little unsure over it, preferring the solid shelves I bought leading to it. I decided to not pressure her and simply left a treat on it. After 15 minutes of hesitation she would get the treat and jump over the side to the floor. I tried this several times with the same result. Seeing my cat jump off a bridge was a very negative experience! While calculating the immeasurable mental damage, I did notice that the additional treats were being eaten mid bridge. Happy ending, however now my cat has formed a habit of demanding treats on center of the bridge. Now I'm unhappy with the sense of entitlement the bridge encouraged. More seriously it looks great and gives my cat a new area to explore. Little unsure at introduction she was quick to overcome that doubt. A very aesthetically way of enhancing your cat’s environment
Too soon to tell
The cat bridge looks wonderful, and was easy to install. However, the cat seems to be afraid to walk out on it. I've tried luring him with treats in a no-pressure, low-key way, but so far no go. Next week I'm going to move one of the platforms to put some more tension and less spring on the bridge, and see if that makes a difference. I looked for information on the website about how much drop is recommended between platforms, but didn't find anything, and that would be helpful.
Hi Bonita. Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. You made a good point about providing information about how much droop to leave when installing and I will make sure this feedback gets passed up. We actually incorporate a 5-6 inch dip when building each bridge. Some past customers have placed a board over the bridge and encouraged their cats to cross on this first. Once they become comfortable doing this then the cats were weaned off of the board and began using the actual bridge with ease. Also, keep using treats in the way that you have been. Any positive reward is beneficial. If you want further guidance, please feel free to reach out and we'll try to help in any way we can.
Well, sorry, I can’t help but use the original name “Indiana Jones Bridge”…our cat adopted this right away. What we didn’t expect is how much she LOVES to rub against the sisal twine that are the side “ropes” of the bridge. She can’t get enough! We're quite gratified by how happy she is—not to mention the bridge looking so cool!