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Milan waterways

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the Ticino. For this project, he designed locks and canal-bridges to solve the problem of differences in level between the network's canals.

Leonardo's contribution

For Leonardo, who arrived in Milan in 1482, this sophisticated waterway system offered a valuable lesson and an opportunity to plan further improvements. His interest in Lombard waterways was reflected in his projects for the ideal city, developed in Milan about 1490: navigable canals feature prominently in his plans, where they also serve to keep the city immaculately clean.

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