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Fast-construction bridge

Ponte a costruzione rapida

The idea for this bridge comes from Leonardo's studies on the construction of temporary military bridges, with the method of tying together wood trunks with ropes. Leonardo describes how the trunks should be arranged and how they should be tied to each other. He also mentions the materials which should be used the technical tricks to be adopted. This and other types of bridges were part the "military credentials" Leonardo offered Ludovico il Moro, lord of Milan.

Codex Atlanticus, sheet 55


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