Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Swing bridge (1487–1489)

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Swing bridge (1487–1489)

Leonardo's creative legacy also includes several projects related to bridges. This unusual swing bridge allowed for undisturbed water traffic.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Aerial screw (around 1489)

The polymath thought that if a screw-like structure can rotate fast enough, it will 'drill' into the air and fly.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Armoured car

The design for the armoured car features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Flapping wing (1487–1489)

Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions -– Siege engines

Leonardo was not only a master artist, but also an accomplished military engineer.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions - Flying machine (1488–1489)

The aim of this extraordinarily complex study was to mimic the different phases of the flight of birds.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions - War machines

Leonardo also designed a wide variety of artillery weapons.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions - Mechanical wing (1493–1495)

The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.

Persų pontoninis tiltas (5 a. pr. Kr.)

Karaliai Darijus ir Kserksas Persijos armijos reikmėms per Bosforo sąsiaurį statė pontoninius tiltus.

Types of bridges

Types of bridges include beam-, arch-, suspension-, cantilever and truss bridges.

Aukso Vartų tiltas (San Franciskas, 1937 m.)

Pakabinamas tiltas, kuris driekiasi virš sąsiaurio tarp San Fransisko įlankos ir Ramiojo vandenyno, buvo atidarytas 1937 m.

Chain Bridge (Budapest)

The Széchényi Chain Bridge, named after István Széchenyi, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube between Pest and Buda.

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