Leonardo's Civil Bridges

Alonso Trigueros, Jesús María and Romera Zarza, Andrés Luis and Fernandez San Elias, G. (2011). Leonardo's Civil Bridges. In: "IMProVe 2011", 15/07/2011 - 17/07/2011, San Servolo, Venecia, Italia. p. 132.


Title: Leonardo's Civil Bridges
  • Alonso Trigueros, Jesús María
  • Romera Zarza, Andrés Luis
  • Fernandez San Elias, G.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IMProVe 2011
Event Dates: 15/07/2011 - 17/07/2011
Event Location: San Servolo, Venecia, Italia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the IMProVe 2011
Date: 2011
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Obras Públicas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Infraestructura del Transporte [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Within both aesthetic and history fields, civil engineering occupies a privileged place among arts whose manifestations are based on drawing. In this work, Leonardo’s creativity concerned with civil bridges proyects, have been studied. Leonardo designed ten bridges: eight of them intended for military porposes and only two were purely planned for civil functionaly - “Ponte sul corno d’oro”, infolio 66, manuscript L; and “Ponte a due piani”, represented in the Manuscript B at the Institute of France, infolio 23. There can be no doubt about Leonardo’s intentions when he started on designing these two bridges: his genious for creativy focused on providing both singulary and functionaly to the structures: they should be admired and utilized at the same time, a monument for civil society to be used.The work presented here attemps to make an scientist-historical trip along these Leonardo’s bridges, highlighting their technical, geometrical and aesthetic characteristics, as well as emphasizing Leonardo’s human, scientist and artistic nature.

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Item ID: 12839
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12839/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12839
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Nov 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 12:09
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