Monday, April 28, 2008

Design Adventure

Were it not for our friends, we may have missed this marvel of engineering and design at the gorge in El Chorro near Alora in Málaga, Spain. If you are a hiker or climber, you will especially appreciate this bridge. The building of El Caminito del Rey (Pathway of the King) began in 1901, and was completed in 1905, lord knows how. It is three feet wide, 700 feet above the river and in many places supported by 20 and 30 foot posts. Some background information at the Wiki, provides a fuller, though sketchy history of this infamous passageway. You'll notice, like all of your adventures, there is background music. Grab your bolting gear and locking carabiners, this walk could kill you.

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