Incredible Tangled Root Bridges (15 pics)

Posted in       11 Feb 2012       8732       4 GALLERY VIEW



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 9 year s ago
creepy
       
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... 9 year s ago
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 9 year s ago
Third world problem.
       
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Crocococko 9 year s ago
Thats just awesome !!
       
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