The principle behind Leonardo Bridge

The artist Leonardo da Vinci (* 1452 - † 1519) is still regarded today as one of the most famous universal scholars of all time. The versatility of art, science and technology is reflected in his works.
The Leonardo Bridge designed by da Vinci consists of pieces of wood wedged into each other. The bridge is self-supporting, where no fixing agents such as dowels, screws or nails are necessary. Da Vinci used the "self-locking mechanism" as a basis, in which the structure strengthens itself under the load.
The smallest bridge of this kind can be constructed with only six components. The bridge can be extended until the outer wooden piece becomes too steep and slips.

We wish all "bridge builders" a lot of fun!

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