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Lada 🏡 Prkic

To Engineers and Technicians and other hives 04/04/2016

Mathematical aesthetics of the seventeenth century wooden footbridge in England 🏰 The Mathematical Bridge was so named because the timbers were arranged in a series of tangents (highlighted on the picture) that describe the arc of the bridge, with radial members that tied the tangents together.

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  1. Lada 🏡 Prkic
    05/04/2016 #3Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Thank you, Ken. Indeed, fascinating and unique mathematical design. This tangent and radial trussing design has been used to build other bridges as temporary formwork in the construction of stone bridges (e.g. Old London Bridge or Westminster Bridge).#2
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  2. Ken Boddie
    05/04/2016 #2Ken Boddie
    Spectacular in its simplicity, Lada. An arch built from straight members. Brilliant! I Googled this and found it is in Queens College, Cambridge. I was based in Cambridge for about 6 months as a young graduate, setting out the modern day bridge structures on the nearby Newmarket Bypass. Although I visited Queens College a few times to take photos, unbelievably I have no recollection of this bridge. Thanks for bringing back memories.
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