the people of Meghalaya in northeastern India began forming the roots of the rubber tree into bridges - some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over 500 years old.
Living root bridges in Cherrapunji, India. The Ficus elastica tree has secondary roots that can be guided hundreds of feet across rivers. In time they grow into bridges strong enough to support dozens of people at once.
The dense jungle and uninterrupted rains of Meghalaya called out to Ankita Pincha, who trekked through the prettiest villages and narrow streams to make her way to its incredible, fantastical Living Root bridges.
Pack Horse Bridge -- by The most photographed bridge in this part of Lancashire, England, UK. The bridge crosses Wycoller Beck stream and was the route used by pack horses between Yorkshire to Lancashire. The bridge is over 800 years old.
Slaters Bridge in Little Langdale is one of the English Lake District national parks iconic views. It’s an old stone packhorse bridge in a lovely setting which took slate miners over the River Brathay on their return to Langdale after a hard day’s work