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Incredible Tangled Root Bridges (15 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel   11 Feb 2012   / 7634 views

In the Indian city of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya sits these astonishing root trees that the War-Khasis tribe has been cultivating for centuries. These literal bridges are made from the Ficus Elastica rubber tree, which is able to grow roots above ground. Each bridge takes from 10-15 years to grow and some are over 500 years old.

 







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lolipop 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
creepy
       
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... 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i watched a mini documentary on these. Most of these bridges are built by the people who take the roots and weave them together to form a bridge strong enough to hold the people, then after 10-15 years, nature takes over and reinforces the entire thing.
       
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orendadude 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Third world problem.
I have no problem with God,
It's his fan club I can't stand!!
       
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Crocococko 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thats just awesome !!
       














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