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A Village Worked Together To Build A Suspension Bridge. By Hand.

Every year, the residents of Cuzco, Peru, work with each other to to build a suspension bridge over the River Apurimac. Its a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. The length of the tradition alone is amazing, especially when you consider that the block party my neighbors and I tried to plan. What makes it even more amazing? It”s a woven bridge, spun by hand. It”s difficult to imagine the hours it takes to build something like this. Its impressive that the community could come together to make anything, let alone a suspension bridge made of rope. Youve really got to check it out!

1. Looks like they have their work cut out for them.

1. Looks like they have their work cut out for them.

2. It”s a good thing everyone”s willing to work together.

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3. And I mean everyone.

3. And I mean everyone.

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5. Wow. Those are some seriously thick ropes.

5. Wow. Those are some seriously thick ropes.

6. Time for a break.

6. Time for a break.

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8. A rested worker is a happy worker.

8. A rested worker is a happy worker.

9. Back to the grind.

9. Back to the grind.

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12. Looks like they”re almost done.

12. Looks like they

13. Finished!

13. Finished!

14. Now all they have to do is see if it works.

14. Now all they have to do is see if it works.

15. Success!

15. Success!

(via izismile) I guess it really does take a village… to do a lot of things. Their talents, tradition and dedication are impressive. I have access to modern technology and all I can make is scrambled eggs. Share this post using the button below.