Engineers put Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge design to the test

Recent graduate student Karly Bast shows off the scale model of a bridge designe

Recent graduate student Karly Bast shows off the scale model of a bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci that she and her co-workers used to prove the design’s feasibility. Image: Gretchen Ertl

Proposed bridge would have been the world’s longest at the time; new analysis shows it would have worked.

MIT researchers developed a 3-D model of a bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci and found that "not only did it work, but it would have also revolutionized bridge design five centuries ago," reports Andrew Liszewski for Gizmodo.


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