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Aimilia
Athens, Greece50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A much admired footbridge across the River Cam, connecting the old and new parts of Queens' College in Cambridge. 
Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
You can view the bridge for free from the nearby bridge on Silver Street. A guided punting tour will take you underneath the bridge.
Written January 28, 2020
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Aconite
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We went to admire the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam from the bridge adjacent. I suppose you would get a different view from a punt or the walk way that is near by.
The bridge was originally assembled without screws or boosts, so the legend goes. Worth a look at when exploring Cambridge.
Written October 31, 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Mathematical Bridge can be viewed quite easily from the River Cam, especially if you are on a punting tour or do it yourself.

It's a nice wooden bridge and you can also get good pictures of it from the bridge over the Cam on Silver Street. Well worth admiring on your visit to the city.
Written June 8, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Saw thing bridge while part of a walking tour of Cambridge. The guide told us quite a fanciful story about Isaac Newton and the lack of nuts and bolts in the original bridge. Although if you have some engineering or physics knowledge, it just looks like a truss bridge. All those straight lines and tangents remind me of trigonometry problems though.
Written October 26, 2021
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Courtenay R
Cheshire, UK150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
No, it is NOT true that the Mathematical Bridge was designed by Isaac Newton and was originally held together with no nails or bolts until some curious students pulled it apart and couldn't figure out how to put it back together again... even if it does make a good story. It was built after Newton's time and it has always had bolts through it (apparently the original ones were smaller and harder to see, hence the myth about its construction). But it is a fascinating structure and one to keep an eye out for on a punting trip or a walk around Cambridge!
Written June 20, 2018
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wembury406
Plymouth, UK84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
To get on to this bridge, you need to get a visitors ticket into Queens' College. It's an interesting old wooden structure, which has been modified over the years: originally it had no metal joints; these were added during a restoration.
Written February 24, 2017
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Krishna T
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
this bridge is both pretty and an excellent example of engineering. Apparently 6 of these bridges would form a circle if joined together!
Written September 26, 2022
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Victoria N
Gateshead, UK3,167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
As many areas of Cambridge were closed when I visited, the closest I managed to get to the bridge, was enjoying watching people punting down the river beneath the bridge. It is certainly a picturesque area and the bridge is certainly unique.
Written October 13, 2020
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mikex882
St. Albans, UK190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Before they added hand rails to the bridge for the queen mum (good for wanting to walk the bridge and not be push over in a wheelchair); they say that you can remove any one piece of the bridge and it will still be structurally sound. You do not get the chance to try out the concept.

It is very nice bridge, but once you've walked over it, looked at it from 4 vantage points, it is time to move onto the next thing.

Written September 2, 2019
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Busybee
Worcester, UK92 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is an interesting unusual bridge, but you can't get close to it or stand on it. Very nice if you are a student, but visitors it is just another photo for the album.
Written July 16, 2019
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