The Awesome Incan Ritual That Still Spooks Travelers

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The Awesome Incan Ritual That Still Spooks Travelers

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YOU DON’T WEIGH too much, do you?” Those were the words of a woman behind me as our group of five nervously stepped onto an Inca suspension bridge swaying high over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes, hoping it wouldn’t snap. Earlier that day, I had arrived in this remote region, along with a few dozen other visitors, to watch an ancient tradition that continues to amaze Western engineers. Every year, Quechua-speaking Indians tear down a 100-foot long suspension bridge and rebuild it from nothing but Andean grass, a custom that is…

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