Biomimicry 3: root bridges of Cherrapunji, India

In the depths of the jungle in north-eastern India are the living bridges of Cherrapunji. They are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves. Over hundreds of years, humans have directed these roots to provide natural bridges to cross rivers.

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