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Root Bridges, India

From series “The Most Dangerous Bridges in the World”
Bridges constructed from living tree roots aren’t rare in India. These bridges weren’t built; they literally grew up of strong roots of the rubber tree. To start growing bridge, it’s enough to throw a wire frame across the river and monitor mighty tree roots entwining it evenly. “Construction’ of the bridge may take a few decades; bridges from living tree roots can be tens of meters long. Authors of this unusual building technology were representatives of Khasi tribe; hundreds of years ago, they adjusted communication between banks of rapid rivers this way.

Root Bridges, India Locals have risen to eminence in this amazing craft. Year by year, Root Bridges only become stronger; they don’t need any repair. The height and low weight are among distinctive features of these small constructions - the average bridge isn’t more than 25 kg. It’s surprising that such a bridge can withstand several adults. Despite the above mentioned features of ‘living bridges,’ passing through them doesn’t cease to be dangerous. A fragile network of live roots can literally explode under foot at any time. Given the fact that these bridges are very narrow and there are no railings, a loss of balance will inevitably lead to a fall. Next - Kotmale Oya Bridge


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Fuel station: 'Sarighat Fuel Pump' in 23 km
Supermarket: 'Rahmot Grocery Shop' in 28 km
Parking: 'Surok Syiem, Langkyrdem' in 15 km
Apotheek: 'Mohammadia Pharmacy' in 33 km
Police station: 'Pynursla Police Station' in 11 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Avaron Restaurant' in 21 km
Railway station: 'Chhatak Station' in 34 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Root Bridges

Cafe Shillong Bed & Breakfast

Located in 39 km from Root Bridges
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Rooms: 4
Fitted with parquet flooring, rooms feature high ceilings. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee/tea making amenities and a minibar. The en … More: photo, rates and booking
Royal Heritage Tripura Castle

Located in 40 km from Root Bridges
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Rooms: 10
Royal Heritage Tripura Castle is less than 3 km to Khandailad (Police Bazzar). Guwahati Railway Station is approximately 112 km away while Guwahati … More: photo, rates and booking
Ri Kynjai Serenity by The Lake

Located in 41 km from Root Bridges
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Rooms: 17
The resort overlooks azure waters of Umiam Lake situated just 2.5 km away. Guwahati Railway Station is 75 km away and Guwahati Airport is 105 km … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Aarian Aatithya

Located in 102 km from Root Bridges
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Rooms: 18
Modern rooms are tastefully decorated with soothing wall colours. In-room amenities include a flat-screen TV, seating area and private bathroom with … More: photo, rates and booking

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