Build Your Own Swing Bridge
Based on the classic design at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this elegant design has been used for hundreds years around the world. In fact, Leonardo da Vinci invented a swing bridge in the 1400’s! Swing bridges are still used widely around the world. Using a wooden bevel gear, this bridge swings open and closed, just like a real swing bridge.
Great for wooden trains and car sets, kids can learn about gears and have the neatest bridge on the block. Sir Topham Hatt and Thomas would be very impressed, as this bridge works to get trains there and back (in a hurry!), and has room for a Lego or other bridge keepers in the control centre over the bridge.
Suitable for age 7+
About the manufacturer:
Pathfinders designs and manufactures wooden science kits for educational and recreational use. They're based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. They spend time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they're engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects. And they definitely are! Pathfinders aims to provide such fun and interesting kits that they will be an attractive and desirable toy for anyone from a small child, to an executive planning a friendly take over.
Pathfinders are an environmentally friendly company and use recyclable materials, natural, untreated wood, and local resources and production as much as possible. All of their kits are tested to make sure they are 100% safe, so if the dog (or a child) eats the glue then s/he will not be exposed to any unsafe levels of chemicals of any kind. Pathfinders are members of One Percent for the Planet, donating 1% of sales to protect, and enhance the natural environment.