Waterfall charts 2018-05-15 I prefer to call them Bridge charts rather than Waterfall charts, but Waterfall is the common name. Excel added Waterfalls in Excel 2016. I think the name Bridge is more descriptive since a bridge takes you from one place to another which is what the chart does with values. Waterfalls in nature only fall down, whilst a waterfall chart has measures that rise and fall. This blog post show many examples. Most examples are not done in Excel. Link to blog post.