The speculation surrounding Terry's relationship with Vanessa Perroncel proved to be so hurtful for Bridge that he now feels his position within the England squad is "untenable" and has no longer made himself available for international duty.
Capello is still hoping Bridge will change his mind.
However, the Italian has made it perfectly clear it will not be at Terry's expense, even if there is no way he can ever be restored to his former status.
"Until the World Cup, John Terry will not be the captain again," said Capello. "After the World Cup? If I remain as England manager? I think not.
"I asked for the captain to set an example for the young people; for the children and the fans. What he did was not good. I told him this and he understood.
"And I don't believe the other players will have lost respect for him because they know his leadership qualities."