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Published: 19 June 2021

By Andy Ross

Repairing a rope bridge

A rope bridge that connected a community split by a deep river gorge was remade this year after disintegrating because Covid restrictions did not allow the community to join forces as usual. 

The rope bridge in Peru has been in existence for more than 500 years and the structure is repaired and replaced annually. This year the bridge fell apart when those necessary repairs could not take place, but the 30 metres of its woven supports and floor have been rewoven together. You can see some photographs of the bridge and its remaking here.  You can also see the location of the bridge on Google Maps here.  This article explains a little more about the use of rope bridges in the Incan empire.