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Mathematical Bridge

The Mathematical Bridge in Cambridge is famous for its unusual design.  Although it appears to be an arch, the bridge is built entirely of straight timbers.  Its component pieces are arranged at tangents that create a strong, self-supporting structure when pressure is applied to them all together.  Originally built in 1749, it has been rebuilt twice and has also moved location along the River Cam.  Today the Mathematical Bridge is part of Queen’s College.

Mathematical Bridge Cambridge

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