Golden Horn Bridge is a perfect example of Leonardo Da Vinci’s concepts that were hundreds of years ahead of their time.
The construction methods that would be required to build such a structure would not come into use for another 300 years. Consequently, the bridge could not be built because it was too advanced for the builders of that time.
For five hundred years Leonardo’s graceful design remained an obscure, tiny drawing in a corner of one of his notebooks, until 1996 when contemporary Norwegian artist, Vebjørn Sand, saw the drawing at an exhibition of Leonardo’s engineering designs. Sand was impressed by it that upon returning to Oslo, he proposed that the Norwegian Public Roads undertake the construction of the project.