Rating: 8,3/10 (2953 votes)The Mathematical Bridge is the informal name for the old pedestrian bridge over the Cam River that connects the new and old parts of Queens College, Cambridge. The bridge was built in 1749 according to the plans of the then famous carpenter William Etridge. This bridge does not have an official name, it is simply called a wooden bridge. As the legends say, the Mathematical Bridge was built by Isaac Newton himself, and without the use of nails. Curious students dismantled the bridge in order to understand its design, but they failed, so they had to assemble the bridge using nuts, nails and bolts. However, in reality, the bridge was built 22 years after Newton's death, the beams were originally fastened with iron pins, replaced by bolts during the reconstruction work in 1905.
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