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Mathematical Bridge

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| Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The bridge is interesting engineering though typical of an arch made from straight sections. (A later bridge development was to use straight cast iron sections.) If you view the bridge from a punt make sure that that you get the punt to stop so that...More

Thank Yuugi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wooden bridge with history or good story behind it. One of the many beautiful different bridges across the river.

Thank weeezoo
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This attractive short wooden footbridge over the Cam River originates from 1749 and connects two parts of Queens College (1448) right off Silver Road in the center of Cambridge. It was designed by William Etheridge but was rebuilt in 1865 & 1905 and is made...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 6 June 2017

this is a must see if you like math or engineering - walk over it or punt under it - I'd suggest you do both so you can really enjoy the perfection of this bridge. Ready the math behind it before you go for a...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Our first visit to Cambridge and this was a must see for me. Worth the walk to go and see it, all the more lovely as it was a gorgeous day! This curved bridge is made out of straight lengths of wood and is worth...More

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Amazing engineering to see a curved bridge made entirely of straight lines. Worth the walk to Queen's College to see it...or view it while punting on the river.

Thank FoxTravelers
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This bridge was built over the River Cam in 1749. Contrary to rumor, it was not designed by Isaac Newton without using nails or bolts. The bridge does look curved/arched but in truth all the boards are straight. Precise math and engineering were used to...More

2  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visually stunning as are the other bridges along this stretch of the Cam, best seen from a punt, Scudamores give a great service.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Take a punt trip on the Cam and you get a great view of all of the interesting places on the Backs, this bridge being one of them..

Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The Mathematical Bridge is best viewed from the Silver Street Bridge. It connects two parts of Queens' College on opposite sides of the River Cam. The bridge is an attractive curved structure although every piece of timber in its construction is in fact straight. There...More

1  Thank Edmund R
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