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Bridging Charms

"....all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd."
-- Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet (QWC)

Bridging Charms

Bridging Charms are used to create pathways – over rivers or people

References from the canon

In the Tale of the Three Brothers from the Beedle the Bard book, when the brothers need to cross a river:

"....they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water" (DH21).

A Bridging Charm was used to create a walkway over other spectators in order to reach celebrities in the VIP boxes by excited crowd members during some of the Quidditch World Cup matches in 2014. This was reported in an article by Rita Skeeter appearing in the Daily Prophet (QWC).

Commentary

Notes

When Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood and other members of Dumbledore's Army reunited at the Quidditch World Cup in July 2014, Skeeter wrote that the crowd stampeded and the crowd rushed to the area, but she didn't say whether Bridging Charms were actually used on that particular day. Perhaps they were thwarted by the Security Warlocks and the use of "heavy charms" to control the crowds (QWC).

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore): The Daily Prophet

WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore) features:

Writing by J K Rowling on Imgur (Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, originally from Pottermore):

Harry Potter Wiki: Bridging Charm

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