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Bridge Kinopio is a character in Paper Mario: Color Splash. He is a green Toad who specializes in constructing bridges, as well as providing decent amounts of information about notable bridges, such as those of Port Prisma and the Crimson Tower. Incidentally, the bridge in the blue district of Port Prisma is broken down, to the dismay of a yellow Toad nearby. He appears to have been trying to protest the destruction of the bridge, and upon realizing it is already broken, he tells Mario most of the important locations, such as the post office and café, are on the other side of the blue district. Although he states he is not a bridge expert, he does claim to be an expert on bridge experts, knowing of one out of town. However, he is not able to provide information on his whereabouts, to Huey's frustration.
Bridge Kinopio is found at the gate in front of the Crimson Tower. After Mario restores his color, the Toad thanks him for rescuing him, pondering why he left town in the first place. He remembers his intentions of coming to see the bridge leading into the tower, interrupted by his color being drained by a Slurp Guy. When Huey informs him of the bridge in the blue district, he quickly departs, determined to fix it. As soon as Mario returns to town, he finds the bridge is repaired, to the content of both Bridge Kinopio and the bridge enthusiast. Bridge Kinopio requests Mario cross it in admiration of his work. Both Bridge Kinopio and the bridge enthusiast become happy whenever Mario crosses it, pained if Mario hits it with his hammer, and concerned if he tries to fall off.
Just before Mario attempts to cross the bridge into Crimson Tower, Bridge Kinopio stops him, admiring the bridge before requesting to see Mario cross it, suggesting that is the process he is fond of. As Mario does cross the bridge, Bridge Kinopio can be seen happily and contently jumping.
While Bridge Kinopio does not appear physically in Paper Mario: The Origami King, he is referenced by a Toad near Peach's Castle who comments that an "expert on bridge experts" is needed to fix the bridge.