Tree bridges from growing roots and vines
Simple farmers all over the world can contribute themselves to their own well-being and for the protection of nature. You can see an example of organic architecture, which we will now introduce.
The residents of the small rural village of Meghalaya have built a unique technical construction. This is the nature in its purest form both enjoy, and draw from their resources. Your own “living bridge” was built in this place. They brought to the roots of Ficus Elastica use (the so-called rubber tree). Some of the designs are already more than 500 years old.
At the same time, the extraordinary examples of living architecture represent lessons in patience. You need more than 15 years to grow. They are getting stronger and can carry up to 50 people.
Indian natural bridges
It connects the world record for waterfall Meghalaya. It’s more than 2 metres per square meter per year! The climate is very wet and rainy and so the rubber tree grows super easy under such conditions. Long time ago the native tribe has can make use of the plant and its roots for their own benefit Khasis. You can create ultra strong roots, through which you can cross rivers and streams.
If you make a tree to grow in a certain direction the stem used the roots a Betul Nussbaum. You cut them up in the Middle as in writing and hohlt. The thin and tender roots are placed so that they rather grow tree in the direction as that they are fanning.
Natural water pool
Until the tree is fully grown, it can take up to a decade. Then the whole architecture can be very functional and with time you will have a very strong bridge.
Rocks are found throughout the side, and the roots are used to improve the running paths
Some of the bridges are over 30 meters long. Every day, they are used by the inhabitants of the village of Cherrapunji. Some are more than 500 years old. There is also a bridge at two levels. Work like that? It has just two bridges, one above the other growing.
How awesome it sounds only, or?
fascinating tree bridges
The strong natural
Tree branches as steps
Robust, sustainable natural bridge
The bridge in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India
On the way to the double decker tree bridge in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India