Natural Bridge of the Living and Growing

Root Bridge in India
In the depths of south-eastern India, in one of the wettest locations on earth, the bridges are made in a very strange and unique.

Growing from the roots of rubber trees, people in Cherrapunjee Khasis using nut tree, split it and remove its contents to create what is called "root pointer. " When the spread and reach the other side of the river, they start integrating it with the roots from the soil. Over time, the bridge is sturdy and life began to take shape.

Root bridges that some in anatarnya reach 30 meters, takes 10 to 15 years to be able to function fully, and make it very sturdy. Some can withstand loads up to 50 people at once.

One of the most unique structures in Cherrapunjee known as "Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge." Bridge consists of two layers, above and below.

Because bridges are alive and still continues to grow, making it even stronger. Some of the old root bridge has been used every day by those villages around Cherrapunjee since more than 500 years ago.

Bridge Iya in japan 
One of the three valleys of "hidden", in Japan, West Iya is the place foggy canyon, the river clean, and the roofs of straw or leaves, such as describing the Japanese centuries ago. To cross the river that flows along the Iya valley slopes, the robbers, the kstria, and refugees make a special bridge made of vines.

Bridges that have no sides, and a source of Japanese history shows that the bridge is unstable plants, and who tried to cross it the first time are often frozen in place, unable to proceed further. Three of the bridges that still exist in the valley Yes. Although some (not all) of the bridges were reinforced with wire and strip the sides, it is still scary to cross. More than 42 meters in length, with a board that is placed every 6 to 8 inches, and the fact that one fell into the water from 4.5 story, make it unsuitable for people with acrophobia (fear of heights).

Root Bridge in West Sumatra
This is now a tourist attraction mainstay of South Coastal District which is one of the most unique bridges in dunia.jembatan strong and be a liaison between the two regions Jorong (Hamlet) Puluik Puluik and Lubuak-Glare, Glare Lubuak Village, District of North Bayang, South Coastal District, West Sumatra.

In 1916 Pakih Pohan planted two sticks ox-ox (a type of broad-leaf banyan tree), tree-ox ox was planted in two locations-one in the area Pulik puluik and one in the area Lubuak Glare separated by a shadow bar. Then the roots are hanging woven on a bamboo rod made ​​of bone bridge as the root bridge. After 3 years the roots of two trees ox-ox are linked but not impassable.
Until now the bridge is a length of 30 meters and 1 meter wide with a height from the surface of the stem shadows about 10 meters and the current age of the bridge is already 93 years and still can be passed from local residents Pulik-puluik as many as 25 heads of families as well as citizens who want kedaerah Pulik-puluik.
Title: Natural Bridge of the Living and Growing
Posted by:Riszky Nurseno
Published :2011-04-14T11:08:00-07:00
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Natural Bridge of the Living and Growing

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