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The starting point for the design of the bridge in ice is based on a design made by Leonardo Da Vinci. The original design from the 16th century was designed to span the Golden Horn in Istanbul. This design would have had a span of 240 metres and a width of 24 metres. The bridge would have had the largest span at that time, if the sultan of Turkey had approved the design. This design was the inspiration for this project, a bridge consisting of ice with the largest span until now. Arno Pronk and two master students (Roel Koekkoek and Thijs van de Nieuwenhof) started this project in continuation of the previous ice-building projects (Sagrada Familia in Ice 2015 and the Pykrete dome 2014). Accompanied by a group of master students from Eindhoven University of Technology, the project team worked on this project in collaboration with the structural ice association, the municipality of Juuka and more than 15 international universities and local volunteers in Finland.