The Floating Starlight Bridge (星影の浮き橋, Hoshikage no Ukihashi) is the 5th volume of the Accel World light novel series, published on June 10, 2010.
Noumi Seiji's scheming from his position atop the school social hierarchy has ceased. Sky Raker has returned to the Accelerated World, and upon joining Nega Nebulus, she and Kuroyukihime have become a force to be reckoned with. But one day, Haruyuki hears the news that the Social Camera network has been expanded to include the Hermes' Cord space elevator, and he realizes what the next stage of the game will be: space. Upon arriving, he is aided by a mysterious operator in taking on the biggest mission in the history of Brain Burst! Plus, Kuroyukihime and Haruyuki have a chance to experience their first overnight event--except they have gatecrashers!
Haruyuki was walking home in the rain. He was then taken surpised from the push in the back by Chiyuri, whose track-and-field club was cancelled due to the rain and full indoor gymnasium and indoor pool. To satite her urge for exercise, she invited him to initiate a tag team duel in the government office's viewing platform, Shinjuku through the Chuo Line. In the viewing platform, they connected to the global net and were challenged after a short while.