Gallery: Inca Bridge: A Golden Mineral Arch Forms a Natural Bridge at t...

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The Inca legend tells how a famous Inca heir was terribly ill and the gods advised him that he could only be cured by drinking from the magical medicinal water at the end of the Inca Trail. They walked all the way from Peru, and when they finally got to the site they realized that they had to cross the bridge to access the water. They made a 'human bridge' to save the heir's life, however the helpful Inca people were sadly petrified forever as they formed the 'Inca Bridge'.

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