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This long-exposure photograph shows the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which formally opened Tuesday, more than a decade after an earthquake forced the original span’s closure.  The world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge, costing $6 billion and built six years behind schedule, will handle about 280,000 commuters daily.  (Photo: Stephen Lam / Reuters via The Telegraph)

This long-exposure photograph shows the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which formally opened Tuesday, more than a decade after an earthquake forced the original span’s closure.  The world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge, costing $6 billion and built six years behind schedule, will handle about 280,000 commuters daily.  (Photo: Stephen Lam / Reuters via The Telegraph)

GETTING LAID  A ‘Tiger-Stone’ machine paved a road in IJmuiden, Netherlands, Tuesday. The Dutch-made machine uses gravity and an electric motor to lay stone and brick roads and is capable of laying 300 square meters (about 360 square yards) of road a day. (Photo: Erik Van ‘t Woud / EPA via The Wall Street Journal) 

GETTING LAID  A ‘Tiger-Stone’ machine paved a road in IJmuiden, Netherlands, Tuesday. The Dutch-made machine uses gravity and an electric motor to lay stone and brick roads and is capable of laying 300 square meters (about 360 square yards) of road a day. (Photo: Erik Van ‘t Woud / EPA via The Wall Street Journal) 

TROUBLED BRIDGE OVER WATER   The Fort Steuben Bridge was destroyed in a controlled explosion in  Steubenville, Ohio, Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Transportation  closed the 83-year-old bridge three years ago due to deteriorating  conditions and its limited use. (Photo: Michael D. McElwain / The Herald  Star via the AP / Wall Street Journal)

TROUBLED BRIDGE OVER WATER   The Fort Steuben Bridge was destroyed in a controlled explosion in Steubenville, Ohio, Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the 83-year-old bridge three years ago due to deteriorating conditions and its limited use. (Photo: Michael D. McElwain / The Herald Star via the AP / Wall Street Journal)

COLUMN / SOLEMN   A man stood on a supporting column for the Jiaxing-Shaoxing Bridge in  Haining, Zhejiang Province, China, Tuesday. Builders claim it will be  the world’s longest multispan, cable-stayed bridge when it is completed.  (Photo: AP via the Wall Street Journal)

COLUMN / SOLEMN   A man stood on a supporting column for the Jiaxing-Shaoxing Bridge in Haining, Zhejiang Province, China, Tuesday. Builders claim it will be the world’s longest multispan, cable-stayed bridge when it is completed. (Photo: AP via the Wall Street Journal)

We dare you to cross this one-of-a-kind bridge.  Via Atlas Obscura:

Known as keshwa chaca, this is the only remaining example of the  Incan handwoven bridges once common in the Incan road system. Made of  woven grass, the bridge spans 118 feet and hangs 220 feet above the  canyon’s rushing river.
The Incan women braided small, thin ropes,  which were then braided again by the men into large support cables,  much like a modern steel suspension bridge. Handwoven bridges lasted as  long as 500 years and were held in very high regard by the Inca. The  punishment for tampering with such a bridge was death.
Over time,  however, the bridges decayed, or were removed, leaving this single  testament to Incan engineering. This previously sagging bridge was  repaired in 2003, christened with a traditional Incan ceremonial bridge  blessing, and is now in extremely good condition.

(via Neatorama)

We dare you to cross this one-of-a-kind bridge.  Via Atlas Obscura:

Known as keshwa chaca, this is the only remaining example of the Incan handwoven bridges once common in the Incan road system. Made of woven grass, the bridge spans 118 feet and hangs 220 feet above the canyon’s rushing river.

The Incan women braided small, thin ropes, which were then braided again by the men into large support cables, much like a modern steel suspension bridge. Handwoven bridges lasted as long as 500 years and were held in very high regard by the Inca. The punishment for tampering with such a bridge was death.

Over time, however, the bridges decayed, or were removed, leaving this single testament to Incan engineering. This previously sagging bridge was repaired in 2003, christened with a traditional Incan ceremonial bridge blessing, and is now in extremely good condition.

(via Neatorama)

ALPSHOLE    A miner climbed on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke  through a section of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland Wednesday.  Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become  operational at the end of 2016. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)
Great photo.

ALPSHOLE    A miner climbed on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through a section of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland Wednesday. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. (Photo: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)

Great photo.