Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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Steve_R.
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Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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I seemingly cannot abandon a pontoon bridge. This pertains to: Sabac 1914_0821_01: A Matter of Honor.
Am I missing something or is this a bug?

In the image below, under the tannish tab engineer, there is no option displayed to abandon the pontoon bridge.
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In the image below, under another engineer tab (in the title), there is an option displayed to abandon the pontoon bridge.
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However, when I click on the abandon bridge menu item, I get the message, at the bottom of the screen, "Cannot abandon pontoon bridge" (I've tried it both in travel mode and non-travel mode.)
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Can the pontoon bridge be abandoned?
Do you have to wait a number of turns before the pontoon bridge is actually dismantled?
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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It may be a bug, not sure since it is FWWC. Note both bridge engineers work the same for me, I have an option, that doesn't work, to abandon the bridge.
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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It's possible that you simply can't abandon a pontoon bridge like you can with a regular bridge. Whatever happened to Ed "Volcano Man" Williams, he would know.
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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Dion wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 1:27 pm It's possible that you simply can't abandon a pontoon bridge like you can with a regular bridge. Whatever happened to Ed "Volcano Man" Williams, he would know.
I seriously doubt that. Pontoon bridges, I would think, would be much more fragile than a regular bridge. Just cut the ropes or whatever is holding the segments (pontoons) together.
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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Steve_R. wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 5:06 pm
Dion wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 1:27 pm It's possible that you simply can't abandon a pontoon bridge like you can with a regular bridge. Whatever happened to Ed "Volcano Man" Williams, he would know.
I seriously doubt that. Pontoon bridges, I would think, would be much more fragile than a regular bridge. Just cut the ropes or whatever is holding the segments (pontoons) together.
I see what you mean, but what I mean is, because pontoon bridges are so fragile, they may have to be watched 24 hours a day by the people that built it, but it seems to me, like you say, as soon as the unit watching the bridge gets the order to cut it, they should be able to with no delay, possibly with the cutting unit's entire movement points though.
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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From the user.pdf:
Abandoning Bridges
In emergency situations, an Engineer unit can abandon a bridge that it has
constructed using the Abandon Bridge option from the Engineer Menu. When
this option is used, the Engineer unit will be able to immediately leave the
location it is in, but it will be flagged NO BRIDGE and will be unable to build
another bridge for the duration of the scenario.
That has not worked. I have put the engineer in travel mode, clicked on Abandon Bridge, but the engineer cannot move to the adjacent hex. Even tried CTRL+X and that did not work.
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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Suggest you reach out to WDS support and share the situation.
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Re: Cannot Abandon Pontoon Bridge?

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I might do that. I had not done that yet, as periodically I have seen WDS staff respond to these types of posts.
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