Meghalaya’s Amazing Living Bridge

November 7, 2012

In the heart of Meghalaya state in India, villagers have realized an astounding engineering feat by ‘training’ roots and branches to cross waterways to form structurally strong bridge and pathways. With heavy rainfall throughout the state, the living bridges actually grow stronger over time and unlike wood bridges, don’t rot. For more information and pictures, see How to grow your own bridge: Villagers create ‘living’ crossings by training roots across a river.

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