Leonardo on the Quad!

Blog readers will know that on Friday, April 10 students in the interdisciplinary seminar JINS 394 Biography:  Leonardo built a bridge according to a design by Leonardo da Vinci.  For more information about the project, please visit this blog post: http://blogs.truman.edu/art/2015/04/09/leonardo-bridge-on-the-quad/

For now, here are some pictures of the construction below!  Stay tuned for more information about the bridge design and–we hope–a video of the construction.  The bridge should be up on the Quad until Friday, April 24.  If you visit the bridge please remember:  for safety’s sake, please do not climb on the bridge and please look with your eyes, not your hands.  Thank you.

bridge

Bridge components loaded into engineer Tim Baker's truck

Bridge components loaded into engineer Tim Baker’s truck

students  assemble the bridge

students assemble the bridge

A very Leonardo moment:  photo of a camera drone which Greg Marshall brought to use to film aerial views of the bridge.  Since Leonardo designed flying machines, we think he would have loved this

A very Leonardo moment: photo of a camera drone which Greg Marshall brought to use to film aerial views of the bridge. Since Leonardo designed flying machines, we think he would have loved this

us with bridge