Self-Supporting Bridges


The images here show Da Vinci's bridge designs in some of Leonardo's original sketches  of the design and a permanent version of the design that is used as a foot bridge in Denmark. The permanent design is to give a better idea of what it might look like in actual use and to more clearly see the geometries used by Leonardo.

“Leonardo Da Vinci: Self-Supporting-Bridge.” Leonardo3, Leonardo Museum,

Sniderman, Debbie. “Leonardo Da Vinci.” ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 10 Apr. 2012,

Noe, Rain. “Leonardo Da Vinci's Ingenious Design for a Self-Supporting Bridge.” Core77, 6 Apr. 2017,

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