Locals Dangle Over a Canyon Every Year to Rebuild Peru’s Last Handwoven Bridge
In the region of Cusco in Peru, a handwoven bridge has spanned a canyon since the Incan times. This special Q’eswachaka bridge is actually re-woven and reconstructed each year during the second week of June, as locals gather to build a brand-new 124-foot-long rope bridge honoring the Andean gods. Master builders Eleuterio Callo Tapia and Victoriano Arizapana lead the process of creating the all-natural fiber bridge that takes three days to build. When it’s done, everyone celebrates!