Based on the classic design at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, this elegant design has been used for hundreds years around the world. In fact Leonardo da Vinci invented a swing bridge in the 1400's! Swing bridges are still used widely around the world.
Using a wooden bevel gear, the bridge swings open and closed, just like a real swing bridge.
Great for wooden trains and car sets, kids can learn about gears and have the neatest bridge on the block.
· Kit comes complete with easy to follow instructions, all you need are some scissors.
· Comes with great educational information and links to learn more about levers and bridges.
· Easy to make in an hour or two, and has stickers for signs and the road
· Great for any bridges unit at school!
Great for STEM programs!