These 2 Small Towns In Peru Reconstruct The Same Bridge Every Year


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The bridges were an integral part of the incredible Inca road system that stretches for 25,000 miles, from modern-day Ecuador to Argentina.

The last Incas disappeared in the early 17th century, and over the years their bridges followed.

The Keshwa Chaca remains thanks to local villagers who rebuild the bridge each year using the same techniques as their Inca ancestors.

It spans 90ft over the Apurimac River some 100ft below, and villagers claim it has been there for 500 years.

In the Inca days, local villagers would rebuild the Keshwa Chaca each year as a way of paying tax, but in modern times residents of the region keep the ancient tradition and skills alive by renewing the bridge every June.

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