This handwoven rope bridge is a remnant of the great Incan road system. Before, there would be hundreds of these rope bridges connecting cliffs and people. Now, this is the last one in existence. Would you walk across it?
The rope bridge is called Keshwa Chaca and has to be repaired annually. The families who maintain the bridge now use similar methods as what the Incans did, weaving fibers together into a small, thin rope and then braiding those ropes into a larger support cable. It’s an amazing feat of Incan ingenuity that these woven rope bridges could be relied on.
Keshwa Chaca is 36m and hangs 67m over a river. Because the woven ropes are so heavy, the centre of the bridge dips a little and is highly susceptible to wind. So, again, would you walk across it? I’m going to say I would. [Atlas Obscura via Neatorama]