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BRIDGE PACHACHACA


This bridge this built one on the river of the same name, is to few kms. of the city of Abancay, in a quite hot area. The translation of Pachachaca could be "bridge on the world." José María Arguedas in their masterful story "Deep" Ríos mentions several times this bridge. On the other hand the villagers count that that bridge was crossed many times by selfsame Micaela Bastidas, which was born in the district of Tamburco. Abancay, June 24 of 1742. Also it is important to specify that in that historical bridge Diego of I Raddle it defeated Alonso of Alvarado in 1537, when beginning the first civil war among the conquerors.

The Bridge "Pachachaca" that comes from the Quechua word whose meaning is "Pacha-earth and Chaca-bridge (Bridge of the World)." Of colonial impressive print, only in their gender in America whose construction dates of the XVI Century, for order of the Viceroy Count of Salvatierrra it was worked by means of the system of tasks, participating the communities of Abancay, Huancarama, Pichirhua, Chalhuaní, Cotarma and Circa, as all the neighboring districts. The traditional bridge is on the river Pachachaca, characterized by its art of rich cantería, its wide roadway, its plastered railing and niche to the mean. On the other hand the technical opinion of professional engineers expresses its admiration for the resistance that has so far, because it supported before, the step of vehicles of more than 20 tons of weight that happily at the present time, the highway that Abancay-Andahuaylas unites, it was varied by the bridge Sahuinto, in order to leave this colonial beautiful relic, only for the step of motorized small units, to preserve it in the time. Pachachaca constitutes patrimony of first order to only 15 km. of Abancay. Source: http://www.corporacionsolar.com/MI% 20TIERRA/mi_tierra.htm



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Source: http://www.corporacionsolar.com/MI% 20TIERRA/mi_tierra.htm



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