Civil Engineering Inventions


Leonardo’s Civil Engineering Inventions are no less astounding than his mechanical inventions or his Machines of War.

Among civil engineering inventions, his research on the water movement led him to design machines that harnessed its power. Much of his work in hydraulics, mechanical function by water, was for the Duke of Milan, Ludovico sforza.

Some of his most recognizable civil engineering inventions include the canal lock, the rotating bridge, water pumps, the bucket-wheel excavator, a rudimentary crane, his ideal city and many more.


Civil Engineering Machines - hydraulic machines

Civil Engineering Machines – hydraulic machines


The Canal Lock

The Self Supporting Bridge

The Mechanical Drum

The Paddle Boat

The Printing Press

The Swing Bridge