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Barrel Bridge is a recurring challenge in Survivor. First appearing in Survivor: Nicaragua, it has since reappeared in Worlds Apart.


Using four barrels, two wooden planks, and 10 feet (3.0 m) of rope, teams would attempt to make their way from a starting line (at one end of the beach) to the finish line (at the other end of the beach) without touching the ground. If any team member steps onto the ground, the entire team would have to restart the challenge from the starting line. The first team to have all its members cross the finish line would win.


The challenge was first used in Survivor: Nicaragua. The team of Chase Rice, Fabio Birza, Jane Bright, Kelly Shinn, and NaOnka Mixon cruised to victory, winning a helicopter trip to the Cerro Negro volcano with volcano surfing and pizza, brownies, and soft drinks.

The challenge reappeared as the Final 8 Reward Challenge in Survivor: Worlds Apart. The challenge area was divided into zones. If any member of a team touched the sand, their entire would have to restart the challenge from the start of their current zone, instead of completely restarting the challenge. Both teams approached the challenge with different strategies. The red team had a slower, but more energy conserving approach, while the blue team had Mike Holloway roll the barrels forward and then transport everyone across. Eventually Mike ran out of energy, which allowed the red team of Carolyn Rivera, Dan Foley, Tyler Fredrickson, and Will Sims II to take the lead. In the end, the red team's more well-rounded strategy paid off, as they won the challenge against the blue team.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Stuck in the Middle"
Team Reward S21 chase t.pngS21 fabio t.png
S21 jane t.pngS21 kellys t.pngS21 naonka t.png
Chase, Fabio, Jane, Kelly S., & NaOnka
Worlds Apart
"Survivor Russian Roulette"
Team Reward S30 carolyn t.pngS30 dan t.pngS30 tyler t.pngS30 will t.png
Carolyn, Dan, Tyler, & Will




Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me