Leonardo Da Vinci designed many bridges in his time but this self-supporting bridge was an engineering marvel! It was originally designed so that it could be made from nearby trees being lashed together, allowing an army to move quickly over flowing rivers to give them an element of surprise.
Although this classic bridge appears fragile, it actually becomes stronger when more weight is applied to it. Test this for yourself and see how much weight you can add to the bridge and how easily it can be taken apart by lifting it up.
Spend hours pulling apart and reconstructing this fascinating bridge, or else with a bit of glue (not included), you can choose to permanently display this historical piece of architecture! With the help of the detailed instructions you can test the different ways the pre-cut wooden pieces can be formed into a bridge, and decide which method works the best. In less than an hour you have yourself a bridge! The instructions also include an interesting section on Da Vinci and his multiple bridge designs.
Da Vinci Bridge kit includes:
- Presentation board
- 10 x Long pieces
- 5 x Cross pieces
- 2 page instruction manual
Additional materials, such as glue, are not included.
Recommended for ages seven and over. Adult supervision is recommended. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.
Constructed size: 242 x 92 x 86mm
Packaging size: 257 x 96 x 54mm