Leonardo’s bridge to be built in Istanbul


A bridge project reportedly developed by Leonardo da Vinci for Istanbul’s Golden Horn will be constructed by an international volunteer group as a present to Istanbul, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced, Turkish Weekly reports.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on October 21 during a ceremony to celebrate the arrival of water pumped from the Bosphorus into the Golden Horn that a pedestrian bridge designed by Da Vinci in the 16th century but never realized would be built without any cost to the municipality.

According to a written statement from the municipality, the first sketches of the bridge, based on an improved version of da Vinci’s bridge with respect to the latest technology, have been submitted to the Cultural Wealth Protection Committee.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza

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