Mini Adventurers go on the trail of bridges
Bridge-themed Adventure Golf was installed in Rochester Cathedral as a free summer activity to engage families with engineering. It’s one of many ways the Rochester Bridge Trust encourages Learning Through Play, and has proved a hit with visitors of all ages, prompting a wealth of positive feedback.
Among that feedback was a series of tweets by the Mini Adventurers, Alice and Tim, an inspirational duo of Lego Minifigures, who travel the country learning through experiences. Their story nicely sums up the highlights of the bridges adventure golf, while still leaving a lot to be discovered.
Alice and Tim have kindly given their permission for the Trust to reproduce their Twitter thread here.
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Today, Alice & Tim are playing crazy golf with a difference. It is inside Rochester Cathedral! And because the Rochester Bridge Trust have organised it, you can learn about bridges at each hole. (1/10)
The first hole is the Roman Rochester bridge, and then the second is the medieval bridge that replaced it. The Roman bridge lasted for over 1300 years, but was damaged by ice when the river froze in 1381 and had to be replaced. (2/10)
Alice & Tim recognise this bridge, it is the QEII bridge at Dartford. They’ve been under it on a boat. It is a cable stayed bridge. The weight on the cables on one side of the pylon balance out the weight on the other side. (6/10)