Rainbow Bridges are a platforming challenge in Shovel Knight found primarily in the Stranded Ship. They are floating platforms that stay still until Shovel Knight touches them. After being touched, a rainbow bridge will descend gently under Shovel Knight's weight or ascend at the same rate if he is not standing on it. Striking the bridge from either side with the Shovel Blade will propel the platform forward and produce a temporary rainbow trail behind that Shovel Knight can stand on until it dissipates.
In Plague of Shadows, Plague Knight will find that he cannot strike the bridge.
- In Stranded Ship, he can proceed with bomb jumps.
- In Tower of Fate: Ascent, the terrain has been modified with new platforms.