Chinese rope and span suspension bridge.

Chinese rope and span suspension bridge.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Model (scale 1:48) of an early Chinese suspension bridge. Rope and span suspension bridges were first constructed in China during the 15th century, long before they appeared in the West. They used bamboo ropes or iron chains as cables to hang the road from.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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