Drawbridges are a platforming challenge in Shovel Knight found primarily in the Clockwork Tower. They appear as small brown gearboxes on the end of an accordion-like arm that extends and retracts at regular intervals. Some are also activated by the player, though these ones were mainly for decoration until Specter of Torment. Drawbridges are often positioned over pits or spikes and the protagonist must carefully time his jumps to avoid falling off.