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.
- 05/04/2016 #2Ken BoddieSpectacular 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.Reply