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Posts Tagged ‘bridge’

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Thursday, 21 March 2019

[Found here.]

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A Da Vinci Bridge – 15th Century Engineering

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Okay 1502 AD is technically the 16th Century, but the engineering was already in existence.

VERY cool – You can build it on the spot if there’s available timber, no connectors required, and you can knock it down and take it with you once your army has crossed the stream, arroyo, ravine or ditch. Here’s one in use (with planks installed):

This kid constructed one without notches or connectors, using friction and compression only.

[Top image from Da Vinci. 2nd image from here, video from here, links found in here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.501 – BoomBoomBoomBoom, Bird/Camera Frame Synch & Dance Hard

Friday, 8 September 2017

[Found here, here and here.]

Pedestrian Bridge

Monday, 31 July 2017

Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. I smell straw.

[Found here.]

Highway to Heck

Sunday, 22 January 2017

highway-to-hell

[Found here.]

Eight Thousand Pounds Max. WIN.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

8001 lbs.

Dude. You made 8,001. You rock.

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.365 – Monkey Bridge, Bear Pong & Sloth Air Guitar

Friday, 30 January 2015

Monkey Bridge
Bear Bong
SlothScratch

[Found here and here, and the Sloth Air Guitar is from somewhere in here. Y’all like .gif animations? We gottem.]

Bridge made from 100% recycled material. Duh.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Recycled Bridge
[Found here.]

Tension and Compression

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Tension & Compression

A demonstration of the mathematical principles of the original Forth Bridge in Scotland performed at Imperial College in 1887. The central ‘weight’ is Kaichi Watanabe, one of the first Japanese engineers to study in the UK, while Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker provide the supports.

Long-span structural engineering illustrated. Note that weight is not the problem with this truss, but uplift is, hence the weights at the extreme ends of the truss. Tension is transferred from the exterior weights through the arms of the two men near the ends of the span, while compression struts keep this structure from collapsing under the dead weight of Mr. Watanabe.  Note also that without the weight provided by Mr. Watanabe, this structure collapses (unless Messrs. Fowler and Baker scooch over and hold hands).

[Found here.]

Skybridge

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

[Click for larger image. Found right-side-up here.]


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