I have a rather trivial question:

I would like to know where the exact location of a Imperial Star Destroyer bridge is.

We all know, that the bridge looks as follows from the outside:
outside bridge

This bridge design applies to most of the imperial ships (the Executor, Avanger, Imperator, Eradicator, Valor etc.)

But we also know, that the inside view of the bridge looks as follows:
inside bridge

The interior is the same for all Imperial class-I and -II Star Destroyers and for the Republican Star Destroyers (Venator, Acclamator, Victory, Tector etc.)

The problem is that I don't know where exactly the command bridge is located on the Imperial I/II Ships due to the very different inside and outside bridge layouts (It is pretty obvious for the Republican Ships ...)

Could someone help me with my confusion? :D

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    Do you mind if I use your picture of the bridge as a reference?
    – Lady Stark
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 6:20
  • @LadyStark: No, of course I do not mind. Feel free to use it. Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 11:54

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According to the cross-section book, the command bridge on Imperial-I and Imperial-II class Star Destroyers is located in the exact center of the tower tweedle. Cross section

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    Please tell me you didn't just make up the word "tweedle"? :) +1 just for that word Commented Jan 11, 2016 at 20:12
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    @DVK it's something my wife uses all the time, and it's permeated into my vocabulary. I think the technical term is greeble, thingie, that sort of thing
    – CBredlow
    Commented Jan 11, 2016 at 20:14
  • Is that schematic canon? (I'm surprised there at the star destroyer an IMP2 I assume? having ONLY SIX turo lasers and twelve ion canons if I'm reading the shematics rights?)
    – Thomas
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 22:32
  • @Thomas The text says there are six of the heaviest type. That does not preclude the existence of more, smaller turbolasers.
    – T.J.L.
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 5:53
  • @T.J.L. I was only surprised there as older sources like the rpgs,... talked about 100 turbolasers,... in the rogue one film I also saw only a HANDFUL of large turbolaser canons (and only these canons) on the destroyers
    – Thomas
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 20:31

The Bridge is located in the middle of this red circle. Exact Location of the Bridge

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    That's the roundest square I've ever seen. Also, could you expand a bit and tell us why you think it's in that location? Do you have any sources?
    – SQB
    Commented Oct 18, 2016 at 13:11
  • @SQB IMHo it looks exactly like the windws seen on the "bridge from inside" picture OP posted. Schematics posted in the answer by CBredlow also points straight there
    – Petersaber
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 20:19

The image you have was probably an ISD model from ANH when they hadn't thought about the ISD's bridge windows yet. Take a look at a different ISD model Lucasfilm they used in ROTJ, it very clearly shows the bridge. This video shows the bridge of an ISD II at 3:15.

  • In the video above, at 6:48. You can clearly see flames spewing from where the A-wing stuck (which was the bridge). Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 13:14
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    The vieo has been blocked due to copyright issues with disney as it seems
    – Thomas
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 8:18

In Nintendo GameCube "Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 2", a model that takes into account the position of the bridge will appear


Right there in the middle where it is round with the triangular windows. enter image description here

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    Please explain where you got this image. How do we know it's from an Imperial Star Destroyer?
    – Null
    Commented Jan 7, 2022 at 0:11
  • looks like Rebels level rendering
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Jan 7, 2022 at 0:32
  • I found it in the first episode and season of Star Wars: Rebels. You can tell it's a star destroyer by the other star destroyers in the background and the general shape of the bridge. Since Star Wars: Rebels doesn't focus on star destroyers that much, it might not be in scale. However, it provides a clear location where the bridge would be. Also, look at this link to tell it's an ISD: youtube.com/… The bridge of star destroyers are also circular and rounded at the front
    – Verax
    Commented Jan 7, 2022 at 14:39

I believe it is in the very top of the star destroyerenter image description here

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    Could you expand a bit and tell us why you think it's in that location? Do you have any sources?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 2, 2021 at 7:27
  • well I believe it’s in the very front of the nose, doesn’t make it so Commented Apr 2, 2021 at 14:31

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