Natural Root Bridge in Cherrapunji, India.

  blue
  karma level 79355



A Natural Root Bridge Across a Valley at Cherrapunji, India — Cherrapunjee is a valley in North Eastern part of India, where the rain lashes the entire place 5 months in a year. Due to heavy rains as well as cyclones the locals in this place have developed in genuine way of building a bridge across valleys. The process is that the root of a rare Indian rubber tree is made to grow in a particular direction with the support of the bamboos and a constant watch is kept on the growth.



As the root further grows, more and more bamboos are added to provide direction so that it reaches the other side of the valley crossing dangerous rivers below. These roots grow very slowly, at times a few millimeters in a few months and hence a small bridge of say about 40 feet takes a period of 23 years. This being the case, imagine how much time would have taken to build a double decker bridge as shown in the picture.



The locals say that it has taken 500 years to form this bridge that can withstand 90 people at a time without any sign of fear. Since the roots are continuously growing with their other end firmly set the strength of the bridge only gets enhanced as the days pass by. This bridge receives a good amount of tourists who have to trek quite a distance. Now this has become a trend in that area where the present generation creates a facility so that the next generation can use the same to cross the valleys in Meghalaya.








Related Entries

60
votes
Indian Sculpture
by Toddler13 on Nov/22,2013 ( diamond user)
177
votes
Tax Structure in India.
by Asvin Deepak on Oct/10,2010 ( diamond user)
180
votes
Story of American Dollar vs Indian Rupee.
by Regikumar Chandran on Aug/31,2013 ( diamond user)
123
votes
Written by a Pakistani journalist about India.......
by Inzamam Mohamed on Oct/23,2010 ( diamond user)
62
votes
Natural Skincare Tips.
by Panther on Feb/04,2014 ( diamond user)
90
votes
Times of India - R. K. Laxman jokes
by Ramesh A on Oct/23,2012 ( diamond user)
155
votes
Fwd: Why India is still a developing country - Indian Reality-
by Nitin K on Nov/15,2010 ( diamond user)
718
votes
Konkan ~The Coastal Region of India.
by Sheikh Shariq on Dec/05,2010 ( diamond user)
116
votes
Who Owns Media in India?
by Kanti Jangale on Jan/04,2011 ( platinum user)
28
votes
do you know? what is the first book put out in sale of India
by Varshini Singh on Dec/03,2010 ( silver user)
113
votes
Millau Viaduct - World's tallest Bridge.
by M.Radhakrishnan on Aug/01,2013 ( platinum user)
399
votes
Scariest Bridges of the World
by Sheikh Shariq on Jan/24,2011 ( diamond user)
253
votes
Let it Reach all Indians
by Gejji Sanjeev on Feb/06,2011 ( diamond user)
89
votes
Indian Toddler Plays with Deadly Snakes.
by Panther on Jan/24,2013 ( diamond user)
61
votes
Best Natural Waterfalls, around the World.
by Blue on Aug/02,2013 ( diamond user)
321
votes
The Great Inventors from India..!
by Maulik Patel on Jan/29,2011 ( diamond user)
374
votes
Yatch of Rich man of India.
by Sheikh Shariq on Feb/07,2011 ( diamond user)
242
votes
India in Trouble !!
by Sanchari Das on Mar/22,2011 ( platinum user)
277
votes
Winning moments - India v Sri Lanka, final, World Cup 2011 in pics.
by Navas Shahul on Mar/04,2011 ( platinum user)

Random Pics



Share this with friends

Your Name:
Your Email:

Friends Email: (Atleast 1)


Subscribe for more Fun

Receive best posts in your inbox.

Confirm email
Your Email



Add Your Comments

comments powered by Disqus
User generated content. Copyright respective owners wherever applicable. Contact - admin at binscorner