(Español) Puente giratorio de Leonardo
This model is a recreation of the “ponte girevole” (swinging/revolving bridge) by Leonardo da Vinci. It is a design included in the Atlantic Codex. It is an arched bridge that is supported with a single pillar in one of the banks, after which a counterweight of stones (I used some lead pieces as well as small stones) compensates for the length needed to reach the other shore.
|Name||Leonardo’s Swinging bridge
|Description||Scale model of the “ponte girevole” (swinging/revolving bridge) by Leonardo da Vinvi|
|Design||Leonardo da Vinci|
|Dimensions (cm)||width: 44, depth: 20, height: 16|
|Comments||For years I had dreamed of building any of Leonardo’s machines.
During a visit to la Galleria, in Firenze (Italy) I bought the wonderful book “Le machine di Leonardo”. The book shows documents from the Athlantic Code and is illustrated the original designs together with som perfect computer assisted recreations which I have used to make this scale model: Il ponte girevole. Enjoy it.
To get informed about this and other books by the authors, visit www.leonardo3.net