Bridges / August 2022

Bridges are interesting not just from a structural engineering point of view (like maximing the span while using as little material as possible), but because they are an intrinsic part of human civilisation. They allow us to conquer landscapes, waters, and mountains, and enable new ways of moving people, products, and ideas. There are bridges that are edifices in themselves, like Ponte Vecchio in Florence, and there are thousand year old marvels of civil engineering, like the Pont du Gard aqueduct.