Golden Horn Bridge Design


Above are designs for Leonardo's Golden Horn Bridge Design. This includes some of the originial sketches and a cleaner modern redition of the sketches that demonstrates the geometries employed by Leonardo such as the parabolic curve, pressed bow, and keystone arch to stabilize the bridge despite not having support beams.

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