MAP21: Bridge to Despair (NJ Doom2)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP21. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP21.
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MAP21: Bridge to Despair is the twenty-first map of NJ Doom2. It was designed by Nigel Rowand (Enjay). It is based on E3M2 of NJ Doom.


Map of Bridge to Despair
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Both sides of the bridge at the start have shallow alcoves in both the north and south walls. The northern one on the east side of the bridge (which has a different texture to the others) is a secret door leading to a chaingun and a backpack. (sector 176)
  2. The west wall of the yellow key ledge (coloured pink) is a secret door leading to a passage with an energy cell pack. (sector 166)
  3. There are two sections of pink-coloured wall in #2 - the western one leads to a soul sphere. (sector 168)
  4. The southern section of pink wall in #2 leads to an energy cell pack. (sector 84)
  5. After going through the yellow door, it is necessary to press a switch to lower a wall. North-east of this wall is a secret door (marked with a green texture) leading to a plasma rifle. (sector 114)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 1:18.40 Tezur0 2020-02-07
NM speed
UV max 3:24.63 Tezur0 2020-02-01
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 16, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 28)
  2. facing east. (thing 32)
  3. facing north-west. (thing 33)
  4. facing south-east. (thing 34)
  5. facing south. (thing 35)
  6. facing south-west. (thing 36)
  7. facing south-east. (thing 37)
  8. facing north. (thing 38)


Map data[edit]

Things 236
Vertices 905*
Linedefs 972
Sidedefs 1298
Sectors 180
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 788.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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