The Inca Bridge (trunk bridge)
The Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail in part cut into the cliff, a stone path that heads west from Machu Picchu in Peru. A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff edge, over a 1,900 feet drop, that could be bridged with two tree trunks, else leaving the trail impassable to outsiders.
The Inca Bridge (rope bridge)
It was damaged by a forest fire in August 1997, but restored afterward.
- ↑ PeruPeruPeru.com (2007). ""Day 19: Machu Picchu / Cusco"". Peru The Grand Tour, 21 Days 20 Nights (travel agency). http://www.peruperuperu.com/peru_travel_planner/peru_the_grand_tour_20n.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-18. "[...] hike Huayna Picchu the pyramid-shape mountain above Machu Picchu, walk to the Inca Bridge a secret entrance used by the Inca's army, or toward the Inca Trail to find the historic Sun Gate."
- ↑ MachuPicchuPeru (2006-01-26). ""Machu Picchu"". Machu Picchu 2006. http://www.xanga.com/machupicchuperu/435868628/machu-picchu.html. Retrieved 2008-08-18. "[Inca Bridge photograph] Inca Bridge - carved into the cliff"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 DeLange, op. cit.
- ↑ Dunn, Jerry Camarillo, Jr. (2007 online). ""Machu Picchu"". How Stuff Works.com, Travel, Destinations. http://travel.howstuffworks.com/machu-picchu-landmark.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-18. "The famous Inca Bridge is located along an ever-narrowing mountain trail that, at some places, is cut into a sheer cliff. The builders cleverly left a gap in a buttressed section of the trail that they could bridge with two logs. As needed, the logs could be removed to make the road impassable to outsiders."
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Encyclopædia Britannica, Hispanic Heritage in the Americas, "Machu Picchu"
- DeLange, Machu Picchu Ruins, "Inca Bridge" – Definition, and two pictures (close-ups of the trunk bridge)