I open TOR with a bridge to a foreign country. During use when I opened a new tab the bridge switched to USA. I never saw this happen before. Is it suspicious or normal activity?

  • I clicked on the onion logo in the upper left corner of the browser on the newly opened tab and where it said "Tor circuit for this site" it said: This browser; Bridge (USA); Country 2; Country 3; internet When I switched back to the first tab it said This browser; Bridge (Usual country for past week or so); Country 2; Country 3; internet I check the tor circuit every time I open a new tab. It never changed before. When I originally set up the bridges I had entered the numbers provided by the Tor website.
    – user3495
    Feb 25, 2016 at 4:59
  • I always open searches in a new tab.
    – user3495
    Feb 25, 2016 at 5:06

1 Answer 1


This sounds normal. When you set up a bridge, you add more than 1 bridge to the Tor Browser. For whatever reason, Tor decided to use one of the other bridges instead. There are any number of reasons why Tor would use a different bridge. Maybe it was just time to refresh which bridge was in use, similar to how Tor chooses new guards after a period of time.


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