It is a metal bridge (27.50 meters) built on the Paucartambo river in 1981 (during the administration of Mayor Leonard Luisa Figueroa). It is located a hundred yards downstream of the Carlos III bridge. Named after the benefactor Sven Ericsson Liquet.
Es un puente metálico (27.50 metros lineales) construido sobre el rio Paucartamboen 1981 (durante la gestión de la alcaldesa Luisa Figueroa de Leonard). Estáubicado, rio abajo, a cien metros del puente Carlos III. Lleva el nombre del benefactor Sven Ericsson Liquet.
The "Pacha Mamma" mentioned at the bottom is Pachamama, the life-giving all-mother that appears in many South American belief systems; in which she is a counterpoint to the "Creator God". When the Catholics came, this setup was mapped onto the Virgin Mary as Pachamama and the Christian God as the creator God. Already one can note the conspicuous absence of one Christian figure in this setup: Jesus. It was in fact quite surprising to me how big a part Mary plays in everyday faith in Peru. There are festivals to the Holy Virgin and she appears in many shapes in churches and cathedrals, often more prominently than Jesus. Perhaps this is the old goddess Pachamama elbowing others out of her way to stand, front and center, in a new shape, on the new stage afforded her by Christianity when the prominence given to her was, intentionally or unintentionally, transferred to Mary?
Not what I'd consider "great art", but the message here - "Water, Yes - Mine, No" - is a very current issue in Peru. It is about a prospected gold mine in northern Peru. The method of extraction used is cyanide leaching[c] - basically, the ground up rock is washed in cyanide which washes out the gold. This method comes with the risk of accidents and cyanide spills[d].