The living bridges of Meghalaya, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree.  by Shiraz Hansen

The living bridges of Meghalaya, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. by Shiraz Hansen Más

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These "living bridges" are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made wooden structure bridges. Because of the relentless rain in Meghalaya's jungles, wooden structures would rot away. These root bridges are self-strengthening, becoming more sturdy ...

Meghalaya, India Living root bridges span between local villages over rushing streams

India's fascinating tree root bridges grow stronger each year. Photo credit: Amos Chapple

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