Leonardo’s swinging bridge

posted in: Dioramas | 0
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.

TECHNICAL DATA

Model’s details

Leonardos’s original drawings of the swinging bridge. The Athlantic Code.
Name Leonardo’s swinging bridge
Description Scale model of the “ponte girevole” (swinging/revolving bridge) by Leonardo da Vinci
Design Leonardo da Vinci
Scale (unknown)
Dimensions (cm) width: 44, depth: 20, height: 16
Building 2007-2011
Hours 170 hours
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 with the original designs together with some 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

 

 

PHOTOS

Photos of the building process

puente_01.jpg
puente_01.jpg
puente_02.JPG
puente_02.JPG
puente_03.jpg
puente_03.jpg
puente_04.JPG
puente_04.JPG
puente_05.JPG
puente_05.JPG
puente_06.JPG
puente_06.JPG
puente_07.JPG
puente_07.JPG
puente_08.JPG
puente_08.JPG
puente_09.JPG
puente_09.JPG
puente_10.JPG
puente_10.JPG
puente_11.JPG
puente_11.JPG
puente_12.JPG
puente_12.JPG
puente_13.JPG
puente_13.JPG
puente_14.JPG
puente_14.JPG
puente_15.JPG
puente_15.JPG
puente_16.JPG
puente_16.JPG
puente_17.JPG
puente_17.JPG
puente_18.JPG
puente_18.JPG
puente_19.JPG
puente_19.JPG
puente_20.JPG
puente_20.JPG
puente_21.JPG
puente_21.JPG
puente_22.JPG
puente_22.JPG
puente_23.JPG
puente_23.JPG
puente_24.JPG
puente_24.JPG
puente_25.JPG
puente_25.JPG
puente_26.JPG
puente_26.JPG
puente_27.JPG
puente_27.JPG
puente_28.JPG
puente_28.JPG
puente_29.JPG
puente_29.JPG
puente_30.JPG
puente_30.JPG
puente_31.JPG
puente_31.JPG
puente_32.JPG
puente_32.JPG
puente_33.JPG
puente_33.JPG
puente_34.JPG
puente_34.JPG
puente_35.JPG
puente_35.JPG
puente_36.JPG
puente_36.JPG
puente_37.JPG
puente_37.JPG
puente_38.JPG
puente_38.JPG
puente_39.JPG
puente_39.JPG
puente_40.JPG
puente_40.JPG
puente_41.JPG
puente_41.JPG
puente_42.JPG
puente_42.JPG
puente_43.JPG
puente_43.JPG
puente_44.JPG
puente_44.JPG
puente_45.JPG
puente_45.JPG
puente_46.JPG
puente_46.JPG

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*