Leonardo da Vinci’s Self Supporting Bridge
Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, inventor and engineer in the 15th century. His many interests included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography..
Leonardo da Vinci’s Self Supporting Bridge And How To Assemble It!
This Self-Supporting Bridge is of the many structures Leonardo da Vinci designed, and perhaps the most ingenious because of its constructive and structural simplicity. No nails, screws, rope, glues, notches, or other fasteners are holding the bridge in place… just friction and gravity.
Once assembled, the bridge’s weight must be sufficient to exert the necessary pressure so that the longitudinal beams can block the transversal ones in place by closing like a pair of scissors, thus preventing the structure from collapsing. The greater the pressure on the upper part of the bridge, the greater its stability
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