The mathematical bridge

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

This bridge was designed by William Etheridge and built by James Essex in 1749 and it has been rebuilt in 1866 and 1905. It is composed of straight timbers in a very curious design and this is the reason because it is called “mathemtical”.

A tale says that Newton was able to build one mathematical bridge with straight timbers without the use of bolts but I think this is not really true.

Location: the Mathematical Brisge (map)

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