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A rope bridge in South America
|Ancestor||None - this is a foundational type|
|Related||Inca rope bridge|
|Descendant||Simple suspension bridge|
|Material||Grass or other rope, appropriate decking material|
A rope bridge is a bridge constructed chiefly of rope. In its simplest form, it can be one or two ropes that bridge a river, enabling the traveller to be supported in their crossing and not be swept away. One rope above another, for feet and hands, may be referred to as a commando bridge.
More complicated rope bridges can involve the use of multiple ropes, and boards as footpaths. One of the most complex examples of a culture using these as permanent, rather than temporary crossings, is the Inca civilization.
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