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June 22, 2021

Peruvians re-weave 500-year-old Inca hanging bridge

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Peruvians from the Huinchiri community in Cusco region are rebuilding a 500-year-old Incan hanging bridge using traditional weaving techniques.

The Q’eswachaka bridge crosses the Apurimac river, connecting communities, but fell into disrepair during the Covid pandemic and collapsed in March.

Now, the bridge is being rebuilt by teams of workers across both sides of the ravine who carefully balance on main ropes while weaving.

[via the Guardian]

June 22, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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