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Bridge made of grass article on BBC

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Tony, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Tony

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    There's a short article with great pics on the BBC at the moment.
    Every year the locals rebuild the grass bridge over the Apurimac river in Peru. Impressive stuff...

    Link to article source HERE on the BBC

    This is one of the pics by Jordi Busqu
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  2. crosslandkelly

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    I watched a documentary on this a few years ago, fascinating stuff.
     
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    Its all very clever but I require something I cant look through the floor with.

    All these fancy modern architects with their open stair plans really get me.

    And you can forget spiral staircases...unless they are fully enclosed.
     
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    Paleo engineering at its best and finest.

    The crazy bit is how strong those individual ropes are.
     
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    Thanks Tony.
    No, it does not need to be steel with 12 civil engineers to approve it.
    Hemp and manila rope is not so very much different.
     
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    Truly impressive, but would not get me crossing it in a million years!
     
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    You'd not want to go to St Eusebius' Church, Arnhem or the Alpspix, near Garmisch. Both would make you go weak at the knees - the latter certainly made me feel have Elvis legs.
     
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    Yes, I remember seeing this years ago too. I found it mesmerising as a boy, I never realised you could do this with grass. I think it kicked off my liking for engineering and bush crafting. I've always found it fascinating how ancient civilisations could build things with such primitive tools.
     
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