RT @KiwiEV@twitter.com

Now, if this isn't the coolest thing you've seen today then you need to close the refrigerator. It's an animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the middle-ages.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KiwiEV/status/1316

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@publicvoit Charles Bridge (Karlův most), across the Vltava (Moldau) river in Prague, Czech Republic, construction animation, showing medieval engineering techniques.

This video is the longer-form (3m), higher-quality version of a gif circulating earlier (see parent).

youtube.com/watch?v=nJgD6gyi0W

Background on the bridge:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_

Article (in Czech); praha-archeologicka.cz/p/212

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

@dredmorbius
Thanks for this! I was mostly wondering how they drained the part of the river they were building in, but some other parts were also fascinating.
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