Fascinating Video Shows Primitive Bridge Building

Every year, local communities on either side of the Apurimac River Canyon use traditional Inca engineering techniques to rebuild the Q’eswachaka Bridge. The entire bridge is built in only three days. The bridge has been rebuilt in this same location continually since the time of the Inca.

This video was produced by Noonday Films for the National Museum of the American Indian exhibition, “The Great Inca Road: Engineering an Empire,” currently on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and Narrated by John Ochsendorf, professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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