Bridge made of string: Peruvians weave 500-year-old Incan crossing back into place

Q’eswachaka bridge connected communities divided by Apurimac river before falling into disrepair because of pandemic

Peruvians from the Huinchiri community in Cusco region are rebuilding a 500-year-old Incan hanging bridge, made using traditional weaving techniques to string a crossing together spanning the Apurimac river far below.

The Q’eswachaka bridge has been used for over 500 years to connect communities divided by the river. But during the Covid pandemic it fell into disrepair and collapsed in March.

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