If, in the top half of the Drop World, you successfully land on the pad (bridge), but nothing happens, it probably means that you neglected to get something. There is a billboard on the left side of the hole that provides a clue. It says: “Got Spark?”
Up in the top portion of the hole, there is an machine that will give you a spark to bring back down to the bridge. For more instruction on how to get the spark click here.