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

Image credit – Gretchen ErtlLeonardo da Vinci was an inventor that was probably ahead of his time, and as such, it wasn’t surprising that not all of his ideas and designs were made into reality. One of those designs was a bridge that was rejected by his clients. This was due to the design of the bridge that raised some concerns, but now thanks to the work of researchers at MIT, they have since proven that da Vinci’s bridge would have worked.While the bridge was not built in his time, due to the idea being rejected, the researchers attempted to bring his idea to life through his notes and sketches. This included relying on terms like “masonry” in which it tipped the researchers to a possible design strategy that da Vinci could have employed. They also inferred what kind of materials he would have used to sustain a bridge of that size.It also seems that da Vinci had the idea of using wing walls, a common design element of modern bridges, that would have helped the bridge protect i

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